The Story of Carey, Marshman and Ward; The Serampore Missionaries. by John Clark Marshman
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ... the hope that some further intimation of this auspicious change of policy might reach Calcutta at an early date, and induce Government to pause in this course of violence, Dr Marshman endeavoured to prolong the correspondence. Perhaps it is no violation of Christian charity to suppose that the same expectation may have induced the hostile body of secretaries to precipitate their proceedings against the missionaries. But Mr Ricketts was not to be thus baffled, and after three or four letters had passed on the subject, demanded a categorical reply to his question, when Dr Marshman informed him that the missionaries had no licence from the Court of Directors, and that they did not apply for one, because they had little hope of its being granted. The object of thismorrespondence, which, on the part of Mr Ricketts, was marked " Private service," was now attained. Dr Marshman's last letter was laid before the Supreme Council, andwithin a week a communication was sent him, in the usual official form, stating that in reference to the application which had been made in a private form, requesting the sanction of Government for Messrs Johns, Lawson, and Robinson to remain in India, the Governor-General 'requested Dr Marshman to call on these gentlemen to state whether or not they had applied to the Court of Directors for permission to resort to India; and, if not, the cause of their not having done so. It is material to remark that the assertion thus officially made that this movement arose out of an application for the missionaries to reside in the country, was perfectly gratuitous. Mr Ricketts must have been fully aware that no such application was even necessary, inasmuch as two of the missionaries had already obtained...
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