Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I2 E3/87
TitleLetter from Thompson to Secretary: 16 April 1819: Madras
Extent1 doc.
DescriptionOn digging foundations of mission church the engineer found the soil was "loose and bad" and had to alter his plan and, with government sanction, build on wells; missionaries have moved into mission house; has begun English service on Thursdays, attended by about 100 people, chiefly country born; the congregation have provided the necessary seats, lamps and lights; asks for large supply of cheap selection of psalms and hymns, neatly bound; Rhenius has asked for some such as used by Thomason's church in Calcutta but "they are much too dear"; Fenn has conducted himself most prudently in the affair of edict, but the committee have been in "a perilous predicament" following the discovery of Norton's continuing judgeship; had the new Resident not been "prudent, cautious .…. and of a liberal mind and fine temper" it would have led to much trouble and had "a very ill effect on the future of the work"; Mr. Baker has concluded his secondment to SPCK; with the arrival of Mr. Sperschneider the bishop of Calcutta considered there was no further need for Baker to work for them; hopes this will assure SPCK of "our sincere friendly disposition and brotherly kindness toward them - and will satisfy any future Archdeacon Thomas if there can be another such, that the Bishop of Calcutta does know somewhat of these Corresponding Committees" [copy].
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