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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from William Taylor to Commissary Johnston [Extract]
Taylor, William
September 16, 1715
Volume 02, Pages 200-201

[From North Carolina Letter Book of S. P. G.]

September 16. 1715

Reverend Sir

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I am directed to acquaint you that the Society have lately received a Letter from Governor Eden dated from North Carolina complaining of the great want of a good Missionary to officiate there, there being but one Missionary Vizt Mr Urmstone in all that Government

The Society have considered thereof and being of opinion by the account they have received from your parts that several of the Parishes in

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South Carolina where Missionaries have been sent are totally deserted and not likely to be soon settled again they have thought fit to order that you with the advice and approbation of the majority of the Missionaries do appoint one of your number (a single man and one who has been obliged to leave his Parish) forthwith to repair to and officiate as the Society's Missionary in North Carolina of which you will inform the Society by the first oppertunity; so wishing you all a happy deliverance from the troubles you lye under

I am &c
W. T.