Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I2 E1/64b
TitleLetter from Thompson to Secretary: 26 September 1816: Madras
Extent1 doc.
DescriptionNorton is stationed at Allepie; he was excessively extravagant at Colombo, drawing on the Society for £312 and Twisleton "indorsed his Bills ..... as readily as he presented them"; there has been much hard correspondence between T. and Twisleton over this, in particular over the last bill for £46 which was presented before T. had had warning from Twisleton about it and which he therefore refused to honour until he had news from Colombo; thanks for financial help given to chaplains; Malkin has been stationed at Poonamalle, Hough at Palamcottah, Harper at Chittoir and Jackson at Vellore, the latter two not far from Arcot, where Smyth is stationed, where they will meet and form a kind of missionary sub-committee; Spring goes to Salem; Bailey is to join Norton; while Dawson is to itinerate in the south of Travancore; the governor is at present inclined to hinder proceedings, saying that before the missionaries leave Madras, the government must 'be satisfied by the chief civil officer of any station proposed for them that they are wanted and the appointment then be discussed in council"; the governor is offended at some things about Madras and Travancore in the 'Missionary Reigister'; there has been a great ferment in Madras over "regeneration"; T. has not been well but does not wish to return to England while there is such a state of irritation and opposition; the Corresponding Committee is fortunately so well set up that it can continue without T.; hopes to try short trip to England as Corrie did, starting in Jan 1818.
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