Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I2 E3/121
TitleLetter from Mortlock to Pratt: 4 September 1819: Madras
Extent1 doc.
DescriptionSends papers; Thompson is very ill; committee had decided that definite action must be taken over Rhenius and Schmid; Rhenius "is a very naive man ..... he is very sanguine - he writes as he hopes - more therefore seems to have been done than actually has been done - he has married a woman of no mind apparently - and I should fear of no education or energy"; might consider moving him to Ceylon or to another station but thinks he would not go, but would rather stay and join another society; he would not work under an English missionary, nevertheless "I would entreat you to lose not time in sending out for Madras an English clergyman or layman such as Mr. Fenn"; "I reckon it to be now the most important post that anyone can fill in India", he should also be secretary to the Corresponding Committee; Archdeacon [John] Mousley died 30 Aug of apoplexy.
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