We the Church Wardens and Vestrymen as representatives and at the request of the Precinct and Parish of Carahtuck in N. Carolina do desire to offer our grateful acknowledgements in the most humble and hearty manner to the most Revd Father in God Thomas Lord ABp. of Canterbury &c. President and the rest of the members of the Society ford Mr. James Adams among us who has during his abode here (which has been about two years & five months) behaved himself in all respects as a Messenger of the mild Jesus, exemplary in his life, and blameless in his conversation and now being bound for England we with sorrowful hearts and true love and affection take our leave of him; we shall ever bless that providence that placed him among us and should be very unjust to his character if we did not give him the testimony of a pious and faithful pastor whose sweetness of temper, diligence in his calling and soundness of doctrine has so much conduced to promote the great end of his Mission that we hope the good seed God has enabled him to sow will bear fruit upwards which has in some measure appeared already for the Sacrament of the Lords Supper was never before his arrival never administered in this Precinct, yet we have had more communicants than most of our Neighbouring Parishes of Virginia who have had the advantage of a better settled Ministry for many years.
We have no more to add but beg the Hon. Society will be pleased to continue us still under their charitable care for whatever our merits be, our necessities are great and all the return we are able to make is to praise God for raising up so many truly good friends to our souls and that Heaven may prosper you in so laudable so pious and so charitable a design shall ever be the subject of our Prayers. Given under our hands this 25th day of August 1710.