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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I E/21
TitleLetter from Rev. August. Cammerer to Rev. Marmaduke Thompson: 22 October 1813: Tranquebar
Extent1 doc.
Date1813
DescriptionThanks for letter and bank note; sends list of number of children in schools, formerly run by Dr. John, also account of monthly expenses; misses Dr. John and refers to gathering of all adherents on first Sunday after John's death; comforted by news of continued support of schools; will try to continue John's plans; thinks they have received Dr. John's receipt for one year's advance, but will be pleased to receive the balance; when weather permits will get particulars required relating to advisability of extending schools; Dr. John intended to open an English school at Mayaveram, on request of head Brahmin there, and school is still desired; students at present in training are young and should be employed as class assistants under older teachers; reports growth of several schools and hopes to receive applications for Tamil schools in Tangoa country from both Roman Catholics and heathen, for the children are neglected in many places; is satisfied with progress made by schools in Tranquebar district; has recently sent Tamil New Testaments to Mr. Kohloff, and to Hon. Colonel Molesworth at Colombo; has many applications for them; asks for 50 for the schools; encloses account of salaries of teachers, students and inspectors of Dr. John's native free schools for Oct 1813
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