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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I2 E2/61
TitleLetter from Bailey to Thompson: 27 June 1818: Cottayam
Extent1 doc.
Date1818
DescriptionHas arranged to pay brahmin Rs.10 per month for translating scriptures; the work is now finished except for Chronicles I, two chapters of Chronicles II and a few chapters of Job; cannot say when whole will be revised; at present revising St. Matthew, printed at Bombay, which is so incorrect that B. has considered re-translating it entirely; the Syrians are "as ignorant of these two grand and leading doctrines of Christianity - regeneration by the spirit of Christ and justification by faith in the righteousness of Christ - as if they never had the Bible amongst them"; spends 5 or 6 hours each day with the brahmin, working on the translation and then works by himself in the evening; his health has become somewhat indifferent as a result; had begun tour of surrounding churches, but on Munro's advice, stopped so as to spend more time on translation; has also in mind a translation into Malayalim of the Anglican liturgy; Munro has authorised B. to employ English master to teach students (copy).
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