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Letter from Richard Everard to Edmund Gibson
Everard, Richard, Sir, 1683-1733
April 14, 1729
Volume 03, Pages 15-16

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

No. Carolina April 14. 1729

May it please your Lordship

Tis with no small concern I send this to inform you. that our Church is not built, nor is it like to be gone about for those men that were

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appointed commissioners for the Building it have 600£ in their hands, are now the only opposers of building one, I was, in order to the laying the foundation, chose Churchwarden with one Mr Moseley we had several meetings to consult about Building it but could not agree, being always hindered by our Secretary, one Mr Jno Lovick a man of no religion, fears not God nor man believes, neither, seldom seen at any place of Divine worship. his Money is his God, ridicules all goodness, while such a man is in power, no good can be expected. his original was bred a Barber, brought up a foot boy & a Pimp to 2 of my Predecessors, but enough of his Character. I lately met with a Gentleman who informs me, one Mr Sanderson who died about 10 years ago, left a will, & bequeathed several hundred Acres of land. 10 Cows & Calves 10 Sows 5 Pigs sheep & Several Household goods to maintain a clergyman in the Precinct of Curratuck in this Province, but these are embezzled by the management of Lovick & others of his stamp by setting the will aside, the Gentn promised me the Copy. which as soon as it comes to hand shall be sent to your Lordship. who shall command all the assistance, that lyes in the power of my Lord

Your most dutiful son & obdt servant