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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from James Moir to Philip Bearcroft [Extract]
Moir, James, d. 1767
August 07, 1761
Volume 06, Page 578

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

Edgecombe Aug. 7, 1761.

Revd Sir

Since my last of Aprl I have baptized 108 white children & 15 black. In several places there are about 50 communicants but never under 20. This Province is in as great confusion as ever, Some of them who laboured hard to encourage a regular ministry here, tell me they now despair of Success. I have for some years past, declared they ought to wait for better times—