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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C CE E1/1
TitleLetter from Hon. Rev. T. J. Twisleton, Colonial Chaplain to Rev. Josiah Pratt, CMS Secretary: 3 April 1815: Colombo
Extent1 doc.
Date1815
DescriptionFrederick son of Christian David, is visiting England under CMS auspices; lack of paper and binding materials for large edition of Singhalese Bible; cannot understand how Sir Alexander Johnston had support for his opinion that "the Scriptures are not to be made too common"; lack of other books will bring Singhalese to look at the Scriptures and the old version is unintelligible, the sentences being in the Dutch rather that the Singhalese idiom.
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