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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I2 E2/76
TitleLetter from Pratt and Bickersteth to Fenn: 6 February 1819: London
Extent1 doc.
Date1819
Description17 missionaries of the society sent out in Dec and Jan for Africa and New Zealand; Mr. Lee is proceeding rapidly in transcribing and printing the Syriac Old Testament; hopes F. may receive it in less than two years; have written to Bailey relating to adoption of Anglican liturgy by Syrian church; follow the wise and prudent methods of the English Reformers; "the Syrians will be likely to rise with more rapidity and vigour, if they feel that they are brought back again to that Truth and that Piety which were the inheritance of their Fathers, rather than drawn, with whatever submissiveness to adopt the Creed and the Ritual of Strangers" (copy).
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