Letter

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 PLP 28/17/7
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 PLP 28/17/7
  • Dates of Creation
      28 July 1809
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Copy letter from Lakefield, near Belfast, to the Missionary Committee asking that Mr Holroyd be appointed to Trinidad, and another missionary (Samuel Wooley is suggested), to Santa Cruz, where Coke himself had preached twenty years before, only to have his work thwarted by the Danish Government.

Dr Robinson, a surgeon formerly of Antigua, but now of Trinidad, has promised to be 'our friend' on the island. Since the British capture of Trinidad hundreds of negroes have been moved there and are now without instruction.

With the permission of the Irish Conference, Coke has written to the six preachers received on trial, enquiring about their availability for the foreign mission field.

Coke recommends that John Toland and Mr Turton should be sent to join Messrs Wiggins and Johnston in Jamaica.

[Original deposited as part of the Watkinson Collection, New Room, Bristol.]