|Description||Held at Thompson's house;|
Present: Mr. Garron, Rev. Dr. Rottler, Mr. Mortlock, Mr. Strachan, Rev. M. Thompson
Proceedings: 1. Services as committee of correspondence for the south of India offered to CMS, they will "collect, and supply to the Society as may be required, information on subjects of a missionary nature - particularly on the most desirable stations for missionaries, and on the means to render mission in India effectual, in reference especially to the institution of cast [sic] and other local peculiarities - to act as the friends and patrons of the Society's missionaries, correspond with them, and be the medium of communication with the Society at home - to watch over the Society's missions and schools, and aid them with all their influence - to endeavour to raise funds, to provide at least for the incidental charges of correspondence etc, and for any extraordinary expenses of the missionaries, particularly in travelling or sickness"
2. Mr. Strachan appointed treasurer
3. Rev. Thompson appointed secretary
4. Position of Schnarre and Rhenius considered; urge removal from Tranquebar, where they are not wanted, to Madras; Madras chosen as chief town of the peninsula, frequent demands for copies of scriptures in three or four languages, and especially as Rev. Dr. Rottler has already a Malabar congregation there and the chapel in which he officiates by appointment of government is open to Schnarre and Rhenius