Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I2 E1/14
TitleLetter from Thompson to Pratt: 9 October 1815: Madras
Extent1 doc.
DescriptionLetter from Pratt and committee has created good understanding; agrees to concentrate missionary activity in one place rather than attempting greater numbers with insufficiency of staff; with the exception of Travancore which should not be delayed and which will need at least three missionaries; missionaries' house-rent will be paid in future by the committee, thus leaving them at least 10 pagodas (£4) each month for their expenses; comments on minutes of Corresponding Committee [10]; an extensive system of education and a good supply of books is necessary before it will be possible to train native missionaries; the Jesuits at Pondicherry taught Tamil, French, Latin and Greek; cautions in publishing accounts of Christian, remembering what happened to Sabat; the governor shows good will, how the bishop will favour CMS is yet to be seen; "the archdeacon remains just the same as at first - nay worse".
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