Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I2 E3/78
TitleLetter from F. Spring to Henry Blanshaw Esq.: 11 March 1819: Tellicherry
Extent1 doc.
DescriptionBegan mission work here two years ago and "the fields are ripe for the harvest"; "the two main bonds, by which the tottering edifice of Heathenism is held together are the worldly interests of the Priests and the Show, riot and licentiousness attendant on the ceremonies"; one reason for lack of converts is "a sufficient supply of teachers"; Spring employs schoolmaster with whom he translated parts of the liturgy into Malayalim and these have been distributed; if they had a church and teacher Christianity would spread rapidly; at present some fear to desert their faith because if Spring goes to another place (and he expects daily to be transferred to the European force at Bellary) they will be left destitute; the same arguments are held by the Roman Catholic descendents of the Portuguese; sends greetings to Blanchard family; mentions his two children, one only 3 weeks old; asks after Mr. Hamilton and Captain Stevenson [copy].
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