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Letter from Daniel Earl to Philip Bearcroft [Extract]
Earl, Daniel, d. 1790
April 14, 1761
Volume 06, Page 552

[From North Carolina Letter Book. S. P. G.]
Mr. Earl to the Secretary (Extract)

No Carolina, Edenton 14 Aprl 1761

Revd Sir,

Please to acquaint your Revd & Honble Society that I have within this Preceeding half year, Baptized in this parish 50 white infants & administered the Sacrament of the Lords Supper to 35 Communicants. I have made 3 Journeys to Berkeley Parish & baptized 60 white & 6 negro Infants. I have been several times dangerously ill, since I wrote to you last, with Pleurisses, Fevers & the Flux, which have very much raged in this Country for several months, which rendered me incapable of Performing ministerial duties in this Parish for a great part of the time & likewise of visiting neighbouring Parishes that are destitute of ministers, as often as I could wish, but thro' the favor & blessing of the giver of all good things, am now perfectly recovered from all my disorders—