Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I1 E1/7
TitleLetter from Thomason: 31 August 1815: Calcutta
Extent1 doc.
DescriptionEncloses 6 unsealed, for Secretary to read account of matters in Agra; thinks all will be well there when Corrie returns to take control; thanks for encouraging letter [3]; Calcutta Corresponding Committee is unanimous agains purchasing Aldeen, as the neighbourhood is fully occupied by the Baptists, who are hostile to the Church of England, the site is also too far from Calcutta; C. C. C. has decided to call all three missionaries from Ceylon to Bengal, where they can learn Hindustani to help Corrie on his return; the bishop agrees to this; has gone carefully into the expenses of a married missionary living in Calcutta and feels £450 pa (300 rupees per month) is necessary; a college for students and a printing-press would help the finances of a missionary-establishment in Calcutta, and the government is now making grants to schools; thinks CMS should have its own press and printer; the great need is for native agents and instructors to train them; the bishop is not co-operative
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