Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/G/AC 3/3/110
TitleLetter from Reverend John Lake, Rectory, Rotherhithe
Extent1 item
DescriptionDated 23 June. A society was formed a year or so earlier for relieving the distresses of, and communicating religious knowledge to, Africans etc in London; at the Anniversary Dinner it was suggested that in the lack of English offers to go as teachers to Africa, some of the Africans might be willing; an offer was received from John Thomas Anser, cabinet-maker, 2 Broad Street, Bloomsbury, aged between 20 and 30, son of Robin Anser, King of Old Calabar; he had been sent to England by his father when about 13 or 14, was captured by the French and taken to Bordeaux where he lost all his goods, then put on an American vessel which landed him at Plymouth; he then became a ship's carpenter.
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