Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/G/AC 3/1/129
TitleLetter from Josiah Pratt, London, to Reverend J. Jaenicke
Extent1 item
DescriptionDated 2 August. J. P. received Jaenicke's letter of 19 April about mid June, with Stracke's addition. Committee's instructions are selection of Nylander, Schafer, Bleuler and Schulze confirmed; pecuniary and pairing conditions agreed to; CMS will allow £30 pa per student.; from Jaenicke's second letter of 20 May, which was not received until 11 July, it appears the expense will be £33 6s per annum; committee will allow £35 pa to commence from the seminary's setting the students aside for CMS, to be drawn quarterly in advance; gives directions for Jaenicke's recovery of expenses; CMS has so far failed to procure Arabic New Testaments but has subscribed for 100 copies of the projected Arabic translation of the whole Bible by Carlyle, Professor of Arabic at Cambridge; suggests the Koran might be procurable in Germany and the errors of Mohammedanism studied by the students; the services of an ordained Lutheran minister among groups of converted heathen would be welcomed by CMS; no English are available; Renner and Hartwig will probably sail in about two months; friends in Sierra Leone have been asked to prepare for them; hopes for victory if the French invade England; corrects his mistaken statement that the father of the young African schoolboy had been in England [see 122]. Postcript 8 August 1803: Renner and Hartwig tell him that a director of the seminary is a member of the Consistorium, as such would he not have power to ordain students?; this would be a great convenience for the Church of England allows Lutheran ordinands to administer the sacraments and use her offices; Anglican bishops would make difficulties if asked to ordain Lutheran students.
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Related MaterialFor letters to which Pratt refers see CMS/G/AC 3/1/ 122, /124 and /127.


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