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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Clement Hall to Philip Bearcroft
Hall, Clement, d. 1759
December 27, 1749
Volume 04, Page 925

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

North Carolina, Edenton Decr 27th 1749

Revd Sir [Mr. Hall to the Secretary]

In Septr & Octr past I journied thro' the north part of my Mission, rode about 200 miles—preached 14 sermons, Bapd 265 white & 20 Black children & 4 Black adults The congregations were very numerous & behaved exceedingly well; tho' the continued travel & duty went very hard with me by reason of my Indisposition having had bad health of long time.

The state of our church is as before, but Mr. Corben Earl Granville's agent, says that he will do his true endeavours to have it finished and there is another chapel now Building in the Parish, which will make 4 places of Publick Worship in the compass of 60 or 70 miles, I have baptized 3945 white & 139 Black children; 45 white & 92 Black adults: in all 4221 persons.