“India. Native Female Education”

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Native Female Education.


I also have the pleasure of forwarding several letters from the girls of the Sunderland School. These will give a better idea of the progress they are making in their various studies than any statement of mine regarding them. Some of the children, we fondly trust, are giving indications of their interest in divine things; looking, with humble faith to "Him who love them, and gave Himself for them."


MY DEAR FRIENDS,—I, Chenjee, your affectionate girl, send my salams. Up to this day, 17th April, 1849, I have attended the Missionary-school at Bellary, supported by kind friends at Sunderland, and, by the help of God, I try to learn the truths of his Word daily. On Sunday morning I go to the Mission Chapel to repeat my lessons to her. I do all I can to assist my kind mistress in teaching the younger girls. I need your support and feel very thankful to you for all you have done for me and my school-fellows. Psalm xxv, 5: "Lead me in thy truth, and teach me thy statutes."    With many salams,

Yours affectionately,



MY DEAR FRIENDS,—I, Tooloosee, your affectionate friend, send you many salams. By the favour of God I attend the Mission school at Bellary supported by you, and endeavour to learn my lessons well. I read the Word of God daily, and every Sabbath morning I repeat my lessons for the week. I also give up my lessons to dear Mrs. Wardlaw at her house. She is very kind to me and to all my school-fellows. My father and mother are exceedingly delighted to find that I am making progress in my learning. I am a poor girl; therefore I beg you will look with pity on me, and favour me with your support. Luke xviii, 13: "God be merciful to me a sinner."    With many salams,

Yours affectionately,



MY DEAR FRIENDS,—I, Lutchmee, beg to send you many salams, and write the following for your information:—

By the grace of God, I attend the Mission-school supported by you, and am glad to say that I am improving in my learning. I read the Word of God daily, and every Sabbath morning I join my school-fellows in the Mission Chapel to repeat my lessons. I also go with them to dear Mrs. Wardlaw's house every Saturday, to give up my lessons to her. I am a very poor girl, and I beg your assistance and further support. Psalm xix, 12: "Cleanse thou me from my secret faults."    With many salams,

Yours affectionately,


Digital Publication Details

Title: “India. Native Female Education”

Creator(s): Anonymous; Chenjee; Tooloosee; Lutchmee

Publication date: (1849) 2022

Digital publishers: One More Voice, COVE

Critical encoding: Trevor Bleick, Kenneth C. Crowell, Kasey Peters, Adrian S. Wisnicki

One More Voice identifier: liv_025029

Cite (Chicago Author-Date): Anonymous, Chenjee, Tooloosee, and Lutchmee. (1849) 2022. “India. Native Female Education.” Edited by Trevor Bleick, Kenneth C. Crowell, and Kasey Peters. In “BIPOC Voices,” One More Voice, solidarity edition; Collaborative Organization for Virtual Education (COVE). https://onemorevoice.org/html/bipoc-voices/digital-editions-soas/liv_025029_HTML.html.

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