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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I E/104
TitleLetter from Thompson to Pratt: 13 March 1815: Madras
Extent1 doc.
Date1815
DescriptionHouse rented for missionaries is suitable in every way, with grounds large enough if necessary, for a school, printing-house and chapel; the rent is 15 pagodas per month of which the Madras committee has agreed to pay one third; governor is favourably disposed to the missionaries; the native school attached to Dr. Rottler's Tamil congregation is to be transferred to the garden of the mission premises and will be called the Church Missionary Tamil and English Free School; review of missionaries' salaries is necessary; £100 is not sufficient; committee recommend £130; the extra will be paid by the committee, also the third of the house rent and an allowance of 3 pagodas per month for a native teacher; committee recommend establishment of mission at Madras to cover South India, Madras having premises where missionaries may be received on arrival in India and may become accustomed to Indian life; missionaries' salaries to be increased to £130 per annum, with an annual supply of stationery, black cloth, slates and school books (to £20 each); free freight and exemption from customs duty on these last, could be obtained for the Court of Directors, who have allowed SPCK this privilege; the committee asks to be considered entirely independent of Calcutta as, owing to the absence of Thomason, correspondence between Calcutta and Madras is badly neglected
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