Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I E/4
TitleLetter from Thomason to Pratt: Calcutta: 5 February 1813
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DescriptionPrevious letter dealt with the application of money voted for the promotion of the gospel in the East to translation work; chief aim was to promote reading of the scriptures; Mr. Brown left £500 for this which is still untouched; a resolution passed by CMS in 1811 empowered Messrs. Brown, Martyn, Udny and Thomason to draw £250 per annum on CMS, to be used for the encouragement of readers
1. Have accordingly begun to use this fund; missionaries at Vizagaputan have employed readers
2. Abdul Masih is now employed in Bengal; he was baptised at Calcutta by Mr. Brown and is working under Rev. Daniel Corrie; he appears a promising labourer; Corrie has sent Abdul's journal to Mr. Bates; it is not to be published as new converts are often lost through pride; also too great expectations are raised in England by such extracts; Sabat was ruined in this way
3. Part of the fund is being used for the support of Dr. John's free Tamil schools on the coast; Rev. Thompson, chaplain at Madras, is the superintendent of the charity
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