Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I2 E1/51
TitleLetter from Pratt to Thompson: 7 December 1816: CM House
Extent1 doc.
DescriptionGrieves to hear account of bishop; Rev. Charles Church, bearer of this letter, is sailing as chaplain to the East India Company; regrets falling numbers in Tamil Free schools; if committee thought that the good done by them was permanent and effectual, the Society would be willing to increase its aid; will be writing to Calcutta regarding Greenwood's marriage; Twisleton had suggested that Norton might superintend college in Ceylon; "it has occurred to us, that Mr. Norton's manners and habits might displease and offend Major Munro" and that T.'s proposal might be better for N.; "we were surprised at the amount of Mr. Norton's drafts on you; and fear there has been some carelessness of expenditure, too frequently incident to persons under his circumstances"; hopes that despite her extreme youth Mrs. Rhenius will be useful in the mission; the regulations approved by committee make usefulness a matter of principle for missionaries' wives.
Postscript: letter received from Sir Alexander Johnston relating to two Singhalese youths whom he wishes to have educated in England; P. suggests Madras might be better; asks T. to get the Madras Corresponding Committee to write to Johnston offering to have the youths and indicating the educational facilities available [copy]
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