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Letter from James Reed to Philip Bearcroft [Extract]
Reed, James, d. 1777
June 25, 1761
Volume 06, Page 565

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

June 25, 1761.

Revd Sir,

In these last 6 months I have visited St. Johns Parish in Carteret county thrice, once at the court house where I baptized 7 children, once at a Private House where I baptized 11 children & once at the chapel upon Newport River, where I baptized 16 children and administered the Sacrament of the Lords Supper to 27 communicants. The Methodists of late have given me a good deal of trouble, along the Borders of my parish by preaching up the inexpediency of Human Learning & the practice of moral virtue & the great expediency of Dreams Visions & immediate Revelations. I have labor'd much to stop their progress & I thank God with great success if the Society could favor me with a few Suitable small tracts, they would be of great service at present, by preventing the poor ignorant people from being deluded, & easing the heavy burden of Sir your most humble Servt.

Missy in Craven County.