Record

LevelItem
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C CE E1/31
TitleLetter from Mayor to Bickersteth: 18 April 1818: Cape Town
Extent1 doc.
Date1818
DescriptionDetained at Santa Cruz three weeks; two of the Spanish priests spent a Sunday on board; had much discussion with them; much good would result from distribution of Latin prayer-books among the priests who hold very erroneous views of Protestant doctrine; anchored in Table Bay on Tuesday; went ashore and met Mr. [George] Thom; heard of the serious insurrection in Kandy; visited the Moravian mission at Groenekloof; the government has given the missionaries about 6,000 acres of land; settlement of about 300; the chaplain Rev. [William] Hough told them that "the governor would gladly countenance any missionaries which our Society might send out tho' he is by no means friendly to those sent out by other societies"; Cape Town contains 23,000 inhabitants; would be excellent field for two missionaries.
Access StatusOpen

    Showcase

    Some of our most significant collections