Letter from Richard Clarke to the Earl of Ellesmere

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Letter from Richard Clarke, Secretary, to the Earl of Ellesmere. The Earl had sought advice as to whether the work suggested by Dr Hart was suitable for translation, and the reply is that the Council, advised by the Director, Prof. Wilson, and Col. Sykes, believe that the 'Pali code of Civil Law' is a work of great interest. However a Burmese translation should not be translated but an original work and its translation should be printed together with Dr Hart's commentary. It would appear that the Earl is funding the project. (Found on page 95)