Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I2 E2/71
TitleLetter from Pratt and Bickersteth to Thompson: 6 February 1819: London
Extent1 doc.
DescriptionSend letters to missionaries (72-78): hope that comments to Rhenius relating to his expenditure will prevent further applications; send also resolutions to define "the due subordination of the missionaries"; they "provide for the extreme case a missionary, acting within the letter of his official obligations to the spiritual authority under which he may be, and yet not of such a spirit and temper as to be continued in connection with the Society. It might be well that our Lutheran missionaries should form themselves into a regular consistory. This would tend to check individual precipitancy"; ask for suggestions relating to regulations to be incorporated with printed regulations "to be acceded to by every candidate on his being received by us"; will send missionaries when able "hundreds we could have, of men willing enough to go abroad; but the real labourers it is more difficult to find"; have sent printing-press for Pulicat; have not thought it wise to send schoolmasters as expense is as great as for a missionary and they cannot give the same aid; "the committee are happy to find that the plan of appointing the missionaries as judges, has been finally abandoned by our excellent friend Col. Munro"; regulations adopted by committee 10 Aug 1818, those marked 3, 4 and 5 on pp.251 and 252 in minute book (copy).
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