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It will be sufficient, I hope, here barely to remind you of the advantages we receive from the trade and commerce with these Heathens of all forts; and that we cannot make them a greater amends for partaking with them in their temporal concerns, than to let them share with us in our spiritual.
These things, my Brethren, if well weighed and considered, will I hope have that good effect upon you, as to provoke you to zeal and emulation in this good work; that as you have hitherto abounded in liberality, so you would abound in this grace also ; that having begun well in laying a good foundation, you would proceed like wise master-builders, to raise thereupon a superstructure uniform and agreeable thereunto; that as God first created this beautiful world, and then proceeded to store it with inhabitants; so may this School become a never-failing nursery to the Church, and a constant supply of found members early instructed in the principles of religion, and unalterably engaged to worship God in this place.
Many will be the blessings that will attend this work, not only in regard to the private interest, but to the public good and benefit of mankind, to their temporal as well as spiritual, present as well as future happiness and welfare ; a work so very acceptable, useful and commendable, that it will continually redound to the honour of GɔD, our blessed Saviour, and his Religion; as well a's procure the most desirable blessing upon our Church and Nation, the Company and ourselves.
Let us not therefore be weary in well doing ; for in due time we shall reap, if we faint not ; but let us be ftedfast and immoveable, always abounding in the
work of the Lord, forasmuch as we know, that our labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Now to God the Father, GOD the Son, and
God the Holy Ghost, the ever blessed and glorious Trinity, three Persons and one God, be all honour and glory, might, majesty and dominion, now and for ever. Amen.
SEPTEMBER 8, 1719.
Subscribed the same day to the Charity-School,
L AUS "D’E .W.111 Subscribed"conditionally towards a Charity-School
in Bombay, for educating poor Children in the : Christian religion, according to the use of the
Church of England, i. 2. provided the honourable Company will contribute thereunto, as they have to that at Fort St George, or provided the Subscriptions amount to 8000 rupees in two years time from the date hereof; that then the Subscriptions to become due for the use aforesaid, or else to be void and of no force. - - - - - .'; } * mm,
Dated Bombay, Sept. 6, 1719.
The honourable Company, towards
contribuced the sum of Charles Boone, President and Governor,
for myself, - -.-.- ..-.-. 2000 Laurence Parker, am content for, . , 200 Stephen Strutt, for myself, I. ;;*' 150 John Braddyll, -'- :-.-.- .:' 50 Walter Brown, --.-.-.-.. 7... 100 John Courtney, - M. A. Crommelin, - - - - . 80 J. Bernard, : : : :
100 Carried over - 2720
Brought over - 2720 Blackett Midford,. -.-.- - - - 50 Ephraim Bendall,' -.-.. T10 Thomas Wilshere, • • • • • • 50 Henry Albert, . - - - - - Owen Phillipps, . . .
100 John Horne, forty rupees per annum
during my stay in India from the
time it takes effect, '. • • • Richard Waters, am content, :.. 100 Thomas Atkinson, - - - - - 50 Richard Acton, am content for 100
200 Ditto for his Lady deceased, 1005 Theodofia Strutt, :- - - • •
10 Mary Crommelin, ..
-: Mary Albert, -,-,- - - - Elizabeth Stanton, fifty rupees per ann.
during my stay in India from the
time it takes effect, • • .'.
100 Samuel Heyden and Charles Kekewick, 150 William Gordon, • . - - - - 100 Thomas Waters, .-.-.". . .
50 John Sedgwick, -
75 Elizabeth Boone,
100 Elizabeth Savage,
10 Robert Sutton, . Alan Chambre, .'.