Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I2 E3/40
TitleLetter from Thompson to Pratt: 11 December 1818: Madras
Extent1 doc.
DescriptionWas unable to send despatches by the October ships for a terrible storm which drove all ships out of Madras Roads; Mr. Casamajor is therefore still delayed though soon to leave for England; he is a sterling character and will be a great loss to the committee; he will inform the Secretaries of mission affairs and the missionaries; Rhenius continues in the same mind towards the Madras committee; "I cannot avoid the most serious apprehensions oftentimes of the result"; no progress has been made with government concerning the site of the mission church; the Military Board suggested "a very filthy place ..... part of a filthy bog" and the superintending engineer and others inspected it and objected most strongly, returned their report to government; has purchased a mission house and premises in a very desirable situation; the missionaries are all well; Fenn is on tour with Colonel Munro; his having written to friends in England to come out as schoolmasters is injudicious; the District Committee, under the counsel of the Bishop of Calcutta have sanctioned employment of Mr. Baker at Tanjore "he is married to a niece of Mr. Kohlhoff's after about a fortnight's acquaintance which he thinks we need not consider hasty, only Mr. Casamajor observes 'making good use of his time'".
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