Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I E/84
TitleLetter from the bishop of London to Hon. Rev. T. J. Twisleton: 12 December 1814: London
Extent1 doc.
DescriptionAcknowledges letter of 17 Feb; has long felt that best method of extending Christianity in the Eastern world was by the employment of active teachers and that it was necessary to train and qualify suitable men of intelligence and good moral habits, to pay them well and to give them a position by means of government protection; this would be impossible without the superintendence of a minister living on the spot and would need the co-operation of those in authority; appreciates T.'s suggestions and has discussed the matter with several members of government; asks T. to supply details of his training scheme; governor of Ceylon must be consulted in everything as his agreement would carry weight with government at home; this is true of Governor Brownrigg; being an experimental scheme it must not be expensive, though once firmly established money could be raised; thinks SPCK will provide books mentioned; instruction in English is important as "the children, in learning the language, will imbibe the doctrines and principles of a pure Christianity"
Added note: "There was nothing of any consequence in Bishop of Gloucester's letter on the same subject"
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