Youth's Magazine,  3rd ser. 4 (1831), 174–76.

Letter to the Readers of the Youth's Magazine





Education, Imperialism, Superstition, Christianity, Instruments

    The writer is pleased by the 'pecuniary assistance' which the 'conductors' of the magazine have been able to 'render to the education of the young in foreign lands', and rejoices 'in the announcement on the cover for the present month, that donations have been made to the schools connected with our Missions'. Expresses a hope that 'many will come forth from the missionary schools to tell to their deluded countrymen the interesting truths which have affected their own hearts'. (174) Gives details of the benevolent institution in Calcutta, a school run by Mr Penney, 'one of the missionaries sent out by the Baptist Missionary Society'. Reports that everything the children are are taught 'is opposed to their own superstitions. It would be entertaining if I were to repeat to you a few observations, lately made, on receiving a pair of globes, and a microscope, sent out from England, which it is hoped will be useful, not only in aiding their general instruction, but in enabling them to see more clearly that the heathen system is a delusion'. (175)

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