Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I2 E1/11
TitleLetter from Schnarre and Rhenius to Pratt: 11 September 1815: Madras
Extent1 doc.
DescriptionAcknowledge letters with news of death of Buchanan and Scott; annual reports have arrived; glad to hear of return of Hartwig; it is not possible to accumulate savings by teaching as the natives are so poor; after necessay expenses are deducted they have 5 pagodas (£2) each month to cover wine, conveyance, clothes etc; wine is necessary as it is strengthening and less expensive than beer; hope to establish the native Christian called Christian as a reader in Madras; people have curious idea of Christianity, so propose publishing small tracts, for the printing of which help is needed; in the meantime the tracts will be written; glad to hear of the Society's desire to forward means for the education of young native able Christians for the ministry and as schoolmasters; natives will converse more freely with native Christians than with Europeans; the plan will need money and missionaries; elementary Hebrew, Greek and Latin books will be needed; asks also for 'Buffon's' work on natural history; Sunday morning services and Wendesday evening lectures continue; when the Black Town chapel is repaired S. and R. will aid Dr. Rottler in his services, to a small congregation; Mr. Davis, the chaplain, has consented to this; they are also looking out for a possible mission chapel for themselves; catechist Rayappen has asked for set of Society's reports.
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