Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/G/AC 3/1/137A
TitleLetter from Josiah Pratt, London, to Reverend G. S. Stracke
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DescriptionDated 11 October. Has received Stracke's letters of 15 and 29 September. Glad to hear there will be no difficulties with the [Berlin Seminary] students being ordained in East Friesland. Owing to difficulties in their being ordained in London, the Committee has resolved that Renner and Hartwig sail immediately; encloses testimonies to their conduct while in England and other papers. Having failed to procure Renner and Hartwig's passage to Sierra Leone by city merchants' ship, it is anticipated that they will sail with the Sierra Leone Company and should not delay their return from East Friesland. Mentions consolation gleaned from Stracke and others' prayers and interest in Britain's current state: 'Our sins as a nation, and our infirmities as a Church, are very great, and deserve severe punishment and scourging' but they are hopeful of the stirring up of the spirit of prayer in Britain, Germany, Prussia and elsewhere. Has sent from the Committee a few tracts and papers published 'to raise the Spirit of the country', Susoo tracts and CMS Reports (any surplus to be forwarded to Berlin). Has sent letter to Jaenicke open so that Stracke may read it. Also [personally] sends a new publication on Sierra Leone and neighbourhood by Dr Winterbottom. Renner and Hartwig's expenses whilst with Stracke to be laid before the Committee at its next meeting. (copy)
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