Letters from Mudnabatty
Failure of the parliamentary resolution of Wilberforce to lay audition. The EIC to advance usefull knowlage and religious and moral improvement. May 14th-July1793 (3rd Reading) thrown out by EIC shareholders and directors.
Problems arose immediately on arrival: So they transferred to a small boat to avoid detection, and landed ‘without being molested or even noticed’.
But Thomas spends all the mission money (£150) in two months - and by January 15th 1794, they are destitute and saved by an Indian banker who let them live in Manick Tolla. Ram Ram Bosuv, the Munsui, however adopts Carey and tenants him being.
Find a boat for Deharta, and are met by Charles Short who puts them up. Carey builds a small house by the river in a Monin – supported by Ram Ram Boshu,
They are given an indigo plantation to run at Mudnabatty by Mr George Kidney: They leave on May 23rd (though Katherine Plackett stays behind and marries Charles Short) Arrive in North Bengal on June 15th 1794 something 200 Rupees/month. Ram Ram Boshu continues to support until June 1796.
In August, little Peter (5), dies of malaria and dysentery: Dorothy becomes gradually insane. But Carey continues to learn Bengali, buys a printing press in 1799
Then crop fails in November 1799, and he plans to leave to a small indigo plantation at Udderpole.
William Ward, Joshua Marshman and families something on the American ship Criterion on October 13th at Serampore, the Danish colony.