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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Clement Hall to Philip Bearcroft
Hall, Clement, d. 1759
August 23, 1746
Volume 04, Page 794

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

No. Carolina Chowan County near Edenton Augt 23 1746.

Revd Sir, [to the Secretary]

Our church at Edenton is yet at a stand for the reasons aforesaid tho' some of the commissioners say that the roof will shortly be covered. I am very sorry that I can neither hear of nor receive anything from the Honble Society since I came; but hope 'tis not so with them from me; for this is ye 7th I have wrote. I do assure you I do all within ye compass of my power to answer the end for which I am sent. But tho' here be many well disposed people yet on ye other hand here be too many who chuse to live an irreligious life discourage and hinder ye progress of the Gospel. I have baptised by my accounts about 1235 White children & 29 White Adults 13 Black children & 30 Black adults In all about 1307 persons & do purpose (thro' God's help) to continue to do what I am able

And am Revd Sir yours, &c.,