|Has established new schools in Maydlearam (63 pupils), Nirair (55) and Nangoor (35); asks for supplies of books 'Advice to Youth' by Basil Woodd, Sunday School Library, Murray's 'English Grammar', Edward Bickersteth's 'Scripture Help' and Rev. C. Burder's 'Village Sermons' [extract].
11 Jun 1819: Mortlock to Pratt
Sends extract from letter to show how valuable a man Schnarre is, and a contrast to Rhenius and Schmid; it is the way in which the latter have acted rather than what they have done which has caused trouble; all is quiet again at Travancore; Mr. Church is at Vizagapatam; Mr. Pritchett of the London Missionary Society has just completed the Telegu translation of the New Testament and is printing a Canarese version translated by Mr. Hands, of Bellany, also of the London Missionary Society; "Mr. Rhenius' besetting sin seems to be pride - he must be first and alone"; he did not seem to like prospect of another missionary at Madras but an addition will be needed as the church will soon be built and M. hopes to have seminary attached to it; Rhenius and Barenbruck take turns to lead a Friday evening meeting at Mr. Strachan's house; Schmid used to take his turn "but many could not understand his pronunciation"