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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C CE E1/5
TitleLetter from Twisleton to Pratt: 7 December 1815: Colombo
Extent1 doc.
Date1815
DescriptionReports arrival of [Thomas] Norton and [William] Greenwood at Colombo; they have preached at the Fort church and the Wesleyan meeting-house; until a Singhalese press is obtained progress in Christian instruction will be slow; has written to government recommending adoption of college [see 2b]; cannot understand why no bishop or archdeacon is appointed to Ceylon; nothing done relating to auxiliary CMS partly because bishops of London and Calcutta urge a committee similar to a diocesan committee; do not send any Lutheran ministers or foreigners as missionaries, only English will do; the most useful kind of missionary would be an Englishman of liberal education, affable manners, with quickness for learning languages, enough money to enable him to be always on the move; must have £400 to £500 per annum; asks for supply of instructional books; is building episcopal chapel in the Pettah, Wesleyans are also building one; has not met Lord Gambier [CMS President] since he was sworn before him on his appointment as chaplain to the 'Monmouth' of 64 guns, commanded by Lord Northesk.
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