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Letter from Daniel Earl to Daniel Burton [Extract]
Earl, Daniel, d. 1790
April 02, 1762
Volume 06, Pages 710-711

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

No Carolina, Edenton 2nd April 1762

Revd Sir

Since my letter to you of 21st Novr last, I have baptized in this Parish 70 Infants & administered the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper to 36 Communicants. I have preached to 4 several congregations,

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in society Parish who are destitute of a settled minister & baptized there 125 white & 18 black infants & 15 black adults I likewise made a visit to St Barnabas' Parish & baptized there 15 white infants I intended (with Gods assistance) to visit them again on Easter next, and administer the sacrament of the Lord's supper there being thereto requested by some of the inhabitants who have been grievously afflicted this last winter with uncommon disorders & frequent sudden deaths, from which no part of the Province has been clear; I have not had the pleasure of hearing from the society for more than two years which probably is owing to various accidents in this time of war.