Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I E/11
TitleLetter from Rev Daniel Corrie to H. Hoare: 19 May 1813: Agra
Extent1 doc.
DescriptionUrges need for more chaplains "their official character prevents the least suspicion of design on the part of the natives": not sufficient present supply for Europeans; European artillery officers of native corps and Christian durmmers and fifers at Benares, Chunar, Allahabad, Fattehgar, Kewaree, Karnoul and Ludhiana have no observance of Sundays, except Kewaree, where Colonel Prole takes prayers for the troops; at Cawnpore and Meerut the European troops have services only once in three weeks
Postscript: the above places, except Benares and Chunar are 60, 80 or 100 miles from any chaplain; schoolmasters for these places are also necessary for the many children ineligible for the Calcutta Orphan School; many of these are indistinguishable from the aborigines "save for an old English hat when they can get such a thing"
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