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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I1 E2/79
TitleLetter from Secretary to Corrie: 29 September 1819: London
Extent1 doc.
Date1819
DescriptionIs thankful for the bishop's plan to use the £5000 voted him by SPG in founding a mission college at Calcutta; SPCK thereupon voted him £5000 and CMS a further £5000 to be given through the Calcutta Corresponding Committee; Registers and Reports will be sent to C. as a friendly token and the London Committee would like to help in replacing his lost books; Committee is cheered by the good report of Greenwood and would like news of Abdul; Rev. Benedict La Roche, a well-educated young Lutheran who has studied Arabic and Persian and is now beginning Sanskrit and Bengali under Lee at Cambridge, will be coming to India with Rev. John Perowne, an Anglican, formerly a printer and also of good education, and a young man, Brown, who has long worked for the CMS printer Watts; hopes to send the party by Christmas, with the types and presses; loss of the 'Paragon' entails the loss of many CMS publications en route for Calcutta; as many as possible will be replaced; the idols sent by the 'Ganges' have arrived, after some delay in getting them exempt from customs dues; "we got them to this House yeaterday, and have ranged them in the yard, as we are afraid of our floors if we give them an inside lodging. They were reckoned in point of freight at six tons, but we find them less than two" [copy]
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