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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from David Humphreys to Charles Eden
Humphreys, David, 1689-1740
November 07, 1721
Volume 02, Pages 432-433

[From N. C. Letter Book of S. P. C.]

London November 7th 1721

Hond Sir,

The Society for the propagation of the Gospel in foreign parts have received your Letter of the 12th of April last and upon your representation of the great want of Missionaries to supply the several vacant parishes

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in your Government (have for the present) appointed the bearer the Reverend Mr Newman to succeed Mr Urmstone and will as soon as may be, send another to the other parishes where there is the greatest want of them Mr Newman has been very well recommended to the Society and I doubt not but he will by a faithful discharge of his holy function endear himself to the people so as to meet with all suitable encouragement from them and the society hereby earnestly recommend him to your Honor for your favor and countenance which they have reason to hope for him the great zeal you have always shown for the prosperity of the church in your Government

I am &c
D. H.