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Letter from George Burrington to Edmund Gibson
Burrington, George, 1680-1759
March 15, 1732
Volume 03, Pages 339-340

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

No Carolina Mar 15. 173½

My Lord

I was not able to Prevail with the Last assembly to make necessary provision to subsist a convenient number of Clergymen but have a very good expectation, the ensuing one will come into the measures I proposed. Dr Marsden continues in the South Part of this Province. He sometimes Preaches Baptizeth children & marrieth when desired The Revd Mr Bevil Granville nephew to the Lord Lansdown is also here He was going to Maryland but we have hopes he will continue with us if your Lordship will procure the usual allowance from the Society

These are all the ministers of the Chh. of Engld now in this Govt: there is one Presbyterian Minister who has a Mixed audience; and there are 4 meeting houses of Quakers. Mr. Jno Boyd, (the Gentleman who delivers this letter), was bred at the university of Glasgow; has practised Physic in the Colony of Virginia 7 years, is now desirous to take orders, several Gentleman of my acquaintance in this Country give him the Charackt of a worthy, conscientious man, well qualified for the Ministry,

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they are desirous of having him for their Pastor, and earnestly requested me to recommend Mr. Boyd to my Lord Bishop for orders, a certificate and an allowance from the Society, the Better to support him, if your Lordship thinks him deserving; as I believe Mr. Boyd's designs are purely to do good in takeing the Ministry upon him and not out of any view of gain. I humbly recommend him to your Lordship for Orders and a certificate.

I am, my Lord, your most humble and most obdt servant,