Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/G/AC 14A/219C
TitleLetter from Reverend Albert Ostertag, Basel
Extent1 item
DescriptionDated 25 March. Rev W. Hoffmann has been asked to be the new Inspector of the Basel Institution; he is son of Hoffmann, founder of the Moravian community at Kornthal, near Stuttgart, about 36 years old 'distinguished both in learning and devotion'. Committee were disappointed to hear of Maier's 'strange conduct', 'he was too much ensnared in the new dissenting sect of Mr Dorman, whose singular chapel I once visited and could not help leaving again after half an hour'; Basel refused to employ him and he has now 'entirely joined Dorman's party'. The tract on the constitution of the Church of England was translated by Blumhardt and all approved of it; the students who are now to come to London fully agree with it. Krapf has asked for the help of 'a pious and skilful mechanician' and they know of a man of about 30 who has been a student at the Institution and whom they were considering for the Danish Gold Coast, until the continuance of that work proved doubtful.
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