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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I2 E2/89
TitleLetter from Pratt and Bickersteth to Fenn: 3 August 1819: London
Extent1 doc.
Date1819
DescriptionExpect much advantage from tour among Syrian churches; importance of sedulously fostering college at Cottayam, committee will provide books, an organ, a bell and a clock are also in preparation; in the "address" to the assembly of catanars and elders F. speaks as member of Church of England; care should be taken not to give occasion for any assumption that CMS is the representative of the Church of England "as we are watched by not a few unfriendly eyes. We may speak of ourselves as a large body of the members of the church; but as the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel is more properly a representative of the church, and is now extending its exertions to India, a cautious mode of speaking of ourselves is the more requisite"; several missionaries sail for India in the next few months (copy).
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