Penang [Pinang],1822

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includes letters from:

joint letters from John Ince and Thomas Beighton, Penang [Pinang] - house bought at James Town, Pulau Penang for work among Chinese and Malays; William Milne DD arrives on voyage for his health; kindness of Governor of Prince Edward Island [Pinang], William Edward Phillips, especially in regard to William Milne DD; deny false reports especially re attitude of Charles Grant; arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles at Singapore; correspondence re death of William Milne DD and governor's kindness. Report of schools at Penang 1821-22.

Mahomet Amir (or Amin), Penang - letter with translation petitioning for school to be opened

William Edward Phillips (Governor of Prince Edward Island), Signal Hill - happy to support missionaries; glad to lend government cruiser [The Mauritius] for William Milne DD

Thomas Beighton, Penang - Penang mission cannot become self-supporting

John Ince, Penang - deaths of William Milne DD and of Mrs Ince [née Joanna Barr]

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A detailed list of Incoming Correspondence for Penang, 1805-1869 (list G1), is available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

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