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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I2 E2/19
TitleLetter from Munro to [Pratt]: 22 September 1817: Courtallum
Extent1 doc.
Date1817
DescriptionOpinions relating to distribution of missionaries in Travancore: Allepie ought to be primary station; there is a good garden and house and a church is being built; it would be convenient for reception of new missionaries and a place for them to learn Malayalim and Syriac; Norton is not suitable for such a post, and might progress better in Ceylon, he has not acquired a single Protestant convert since his arrival; Mr. Church as chaplain might be placed at Allepie with general superintendence over all missionaries in Travancore and Cochin; this would also safeguard any change after M.'s retirement from India next year; Cochin is an admirable mission station, having many Protestant families, also Syrians, Roman Catholics and black and white Jews; not suitable for chaplain as they should be placed where the Company's servants are; Mr. Williams should be transferred from Cochin and Mr. Dawson take his place; Mr. Bailey should be definitely attached to Cottayam College; Bailey has made dissappointing progress in Malayalim; Mr. Mead is to go to Mylady, Ringeltaube's former mission, which has continued to fourish since R. left; Mead has been ill, and it may be better for him on the Coromandel coast; the establishment of Protestantism is retarded by the removal of missionaries and abandonment of stations; hopes Hough will remain permanently at Palamcottah, he should take charge of native Protestant churches in Tinnevelly; the Society is in no way committed to Prosper Amelho, formerly a violent and bigotted Roman Catholic; he should be sent to Madras for consideration as a missionary (copy).
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