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EXTENT OF THE PROPOSED DIOCESES IN INDIA.
1. The local extent of each of the proposed Dioceses, supposing them to be defined by the limits of the present Presidencies, will be not less than that of the island of Great Britain.
2. The number of Protestant Christians in each Diocese will appear, from a calculation subjoined to this Sketch, to be as follows :
Protestants in Bengal. Civil and Military Officers, and Eu
ropean Inhabitants (men only) 4,108 King's Troops
7,200 Company's European Troops 2,000 Half-cast Protestants
Protestants at Madras.
Civil and Military Officers, and Eu
ropean Inhabitants King's Troops Company's European Troops .
2,455 8,100 2,000
* See page 181.
40,000 Native Protestant Christians at Tanjore
and the adjoining Provinces, from
65,555 Protestants at Bombay. Civil, Military, and Marine Officers, and European Inhabitants.
1,283 King's Troops
4,500 Company's European Troops
2,000 Half-cast Protestantst
* See “ Seventh Report of Bible Society,” p. 22. App.
† The following List of Christians (Protestant and Roman Catholic) under the Presidency of Bombay, was made out in 1811, by the late Governor Duncan, and delivered to the Rev. Henry Martyn.-See his Letter, dated Bombay, 26th February, 1811, in Calcutta Bible Society's Report for that year. From Basseen to Tarrapore ...
22,000 In Bombay
... 19,000 In Salsette
21,000 In Surat, Poona, and Coera ...
2,200 In Caranga
Christians under the Presidency of Bombay 65,100
Diu, not ascertained by Mr. Duncan.
Civil and Military Officers, and European Inhabitants
2,000 King's Troops
3,000 Native Protestants in Ceylon, by com
putation in 1801 (See Cordiner's
342,000 Protestants (Native and European) in
Java, Mauritius, Bourbon, Am-
173,500 Total Protestants in Diocese of Ceylon 520,500
* This is the only item in these Lists which is not offered on certain data. Some accounts make the Protestants in these Islands greatly to exceed those of Ceylon.
Total Protestants in Diocese of Ceylon 520,500 Add Protestants of three Presidencies 156,646
Total Protestants under the British
Government in Asia.
N. B. The Roman Catholics are not included, as not being Protestants.
The Syrian Christians are not included, as not being under the British Government.
PARTICULAR DEPARTMENTS OF THE PROPOSED
I. THE BISHOP.
Expediency of the Appointment.
1. A GREAT impulse has been given, of late, to religion in India, from causes which we cannot controul; and it will, no doubt, proceed, for the Scriptures are going forth in various languages at the same time.
It is expedient, therefore, that this spirit should be properly directed, and kept, so far as may be practicable, within the channel of the Established Church. If there be not a Bishop of our Church to ordain native Priests for the people in India, it may be expected that teachers of other denomi. nations will pervade the country in a few years.
2. In the progress of the Christian civilization of the Natives of India, it is proper that they should have before their eyes the nature and form of our Church, and be witnesses themselves that