Adoniram Judson and the Americans are trying to get started in missions. The Americans wanted the British to work with them. They wanted to have the British supply the money and the Americans would participate in the direction of the missionaries that they sent out. The British didn’t agree.

Though the committee have not received any written communication from Mr. Judson, yet they have learned from him in general that the London directors are of opinion that a joint conduct of missions will not be practicable, and that, although they are ready to receive our young brethren under their patronage, and would gladly have aid from us in respect to their support, yet they do not think it consistent to admit this board to a participation with them in the direction of the mission.”
A memoir of the life and labors of the Rev. Adoniram Judson (Francis Wayland)