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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from [William] Guy to the Secretary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel [Extract]
Guy, [William]
Volume 02, Pages 245-246


I desire you to return my hearty thanks to the Honble Society for their seasonable relief and acquaint them that I shall always be ready and Careful to observe their directions. An instance whereof I have now given the Clergy at the said meeting when the Honorable Society's letter was produced before them by the Revd the Commissary—wherein orders

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was given to him (with the advice and consent of the majority of the Missionaries to send one to North Carolina: Tho I was of opinion with the rest of my Brethren that none of us came directly within the fore-mentioned order as is expressed in our public letter of thanks the 25th of January yet in obedience to the Society's order and to express my readiness to promote their pious designs offered myself to undertake that Mission but my loveing Brethren considering that I was marry'd and my wife near the time of her delivery would not approve of my going & therefore chose the Revd Mr Taylor (being willing) to undertake that Mission