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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C CE E1/40
TitleLetter from Ward to Pratt: 24 October 1818: Calpentyn, Ceylon
Extent1 doc.
Date1818
DescriptionArrived from Colombo 27 Sep; reports on learning Tamil; has preached in English each Sunday evening in his own house and in the Dutch church by interpretation Sunday mornings; there are only small congregations; has taken a Malabar school, with a schoolmaster paid by the government; has also opened school for English in his own house; three natives, brothers, have undertaken to rebuild and enlarge the church; will also involve building a new schoolroom; bishop has hinted of possibility of funds for establishment of free schools throughout Ceylon.
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