Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/G/AC 14A/155
TitleLetter from Dr William Hoffmann, Basel
Extent1 item
DescriptionDated 7 April. Regrets that he cannot visit England this summer as their anniversary is in July and by the time he arrived in August most of the people whom he hopes to meet would be out of town; hopes for a better opportunity next year. Encloses as promised epitome of Dr Strauss's theological opinions and an abstract of his life. Asks on behalf of Schmid at Jena who has not received his pension for some months. Basel accept CMS resolutions relating to Pfander and Kreiss; Baumann and Wendnagel hope to marry; commends Miss Benner and Miss Moeglin who are most suitable as missionary wives. Grieves at news of Deerr's illness; he had never recovered from the effects of the cholera which had led him to drunkenness 'I was confirmed in this opinion when Mr Deerr wrote to the Corresponding Committee that Mr Kruckeberg was intending to murder him'. Sends translation of article, hostile to CMS, which appeared in an Augburg newspaper; has written an article refuting some charges (Mr Flatt in New Zealand, financial affairs etc); offers to write further if Coates can provide him with further material to refute other points.
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