Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I2 E3/82
TitleLetter from Norton to Thompson: 15 April 1819: Alleppie
Extent1 doc.
DescriptionMr. Walcott, a liberal benefactor to the Alleppie work died Saturday evening; will send resignation of judgeship to Captain Gordon, acting Resident; grieved to request committee for 1000 rupees borrowed on interest for completing the mission house, godowns, schoolrooms and church; had planned to pay for this from judge's salary; there will also be 186 rupees for the iron which Mr. Walcott would have paid for and which is already ordered; it has been impossible to calculate the wages cost as "the men work so exceedingly slow"; does not think his position as judge had almost ruined the mission but rather the "most imprudent measure of attempting to wrench some churches from the Roman Syrians"; thanks for sending the large church Bible; had hoped to purchase 4 pairs of globe lamps for the church so that they could have evening worship, but this will now be too expensive; Dr. Hutchinson of Quilon has given three pairs of wall shades for the pulpit and reading desk; needs catechist to work in the district; has heard of one from Tanjore at present at Quilon who might be suitable if committee permit; schoolmaster wants to return to Tranquebar as he has been ill; has engaged young Protestant Christian as replacement; has also engaged a Malayalim teacher [copy].
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