Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I1 E2/26
TitleLetter from Thomason to Rev. John Owen: 24 September 1818: Calcutta: extract
Extent1 doc.
DescriptionSupport for both Bible Society and the missionary cause is strengthening in India; the bishop summoned the Diocesan Committee to consider establishing native schools, and strong committee of twelve was formed for this purpose, with the bishop as head; five new schools are proposed and already 12,000 rupees has been donated and 11,000 rupees in annual subscriptions promised; in the same week a School Society was formed in Calcutta, equally well-supported and including natives and dissenting ministers as well as all other classes; the bishop's chaplain and the archdeacon are studying Bengali to fit themselves to superintend native schools; from England comes news of SPG's allocation of £5000 to bishop, for India mission, and of the King's Letter empowering collections for missions in all United Kingdom churches; the bishop still holds aloof from CMS missionaries and is disappointed that his favourite Bartlett's Building Society has done nothing in India, when so many men are coming from Baptists, Methodists, Independents and churchmen; the most zealous members of his School Committee he cannot unite with; yet things are working hopefully and well
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