Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C I2 E3/92
TitleLetter from Thompson to Secretary: 28 May 1819: Madras
Extent1 doc.
DescriptionComments on missionaries; wishes there could be more missionaries like Fenn or Lambrick at Colombo and grieves over Rhenius' behaviour; the bishop has visited Madras and on the day of his arrival declared his intention of taking the morning service in the mission church "as long as he remained in Madras"; as only the year before Thompson had strongly contested the archdeacon's right over a similar matter, he was apprehensive, but the bishop preached excellent sermons "remarkably well suited to our particular congregation"; the confirmation was "the most solemn service I have ever witnessed"; the bishop's charge was the one he used for the other presidencies so that in some parts it was irrelevant and in others too censorious particularly disliked term "sectarian missionaries" which excites prejudice; "it was impossible to avoid a recurrence in mind to the poor Archdeacon of Bath!"; reports conversation with him.
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