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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I1 E2/13
TitleLetter from Thomason to Secretary: 21 July 1818: Calcutta
Extent1 doc.
Date1818
DescriptionSends copies of Committee's first report, Bible report and School-Book Society's report; Corrie has kept him in touch with the upper station, and Robertson has given an encouraging report of his schools inspection tour, especially of the Burdwan schools, where Stewart continues his good work in the missionary cause; equipment for the growing schools is urgently needed; government has appointed C. as chaplain at Cawnpore, on Vincent's death; his loss will be felt at Benares; it has been decided to establish Greenwood at Chunar as ordained pastor; Lord Hastings has contributed handsomely to the subscription list for the new church at Chunar; Bowley will remain there until he is proficient in the language, when B. may perhaps go to Buxar; the son of Colonel Sandys, the resident, will take charge at Kidderpore in Greenwood's place; Schroeter is now in government employment at Titalya as a student of Tibetan, with the object of translating the bible into Tibetan and introducing missions there; S. will report progress to CMS; Committee feels the importance of this work and S.'s peculiar talent for it justify the loss of his immediate evangelistic work; T. pleads for two or three ordained recruits and a sufficient number of Lutherans to form an ordination body; the bishop will not ordain Bowley on the ground that CMS has no title; asks Secretary to pay money due to Mr. Seeley, the bills for which T. had forgotten to send him;
Postscipt: rejoices that the bishop has come forward in support of native schools, and a keen committee has been formed
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