Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I2 E3/45
TitleCorrespondence concerning the proposed mission church, Madras: 29 December 1818: Ecclesiastical Department Fort St. George: D. Hill, secretary to government to Thompson
Extent1 doc.
DescriptionSends copy of letter from Military Board; can the portion of ground described be spared as site for chapel proposed to be built in Black Town.
4 Dec 1818: Robert Bell, J. Prendergast, V. Blacker to Rt. Hon. Hugh Elliott, governor in council:
Proposed site for missionary church chapel has been inspected by the superintending engineer of the Presidency Division, the Superintendent of Police and Rev. Mr. Thompson; the superintending engineer reports the site is low and needs to the raised, foundations must be deep, and as it is unenclosed and by a running sewer he considers it "exceptionable"; suggests possibility of asking Thompson to give up portion at Popham's Old House, as it will be very difficult to find a suitable site at moderate expense
8 Jan 1819: Thompson to Governor Elliott:
Since receipt of letter from Secretary Hill, Madras Corresponding Committee have purchased Popham's house and premises for missionaries and gladly allot portion of site for a church; asks for agreed reimbursement of expenses incurred on account of the other ground now abandoned [copies]
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