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Letter from Alexander Stewart to Daniel Burton [Extract]
Stewart, Alexander, 1725-1772
April 02, 1765
Volume 07, Page 3

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[N. C. Letter Book S. P. G.]
Mr Stewart to the Secretary [Extt]

Bath, No. Carolina, April 2nd 1765

Revd Sir

Since my last dated in Novr nothing new has happened within my Parish, nor indeed in the Province, except the death of our Govr Arthur Dobbs Esqr who died the 28 of March last, a worthy member of the Venble Society's and a true friend to the Established Religion & the few clergy of this Province. Mr Dobbs was to have embarked in a few days for London, but I hope in God he has had a better remove. The many good Laws that he took care to have Pass'd in this Province, for the encouragement of religion will make his memory ever esteemed by the clergy. I was in hopes to have come over with him for my health & thrown myself at the society's feet, for transgressing their orders, for certain I am, when they had seen me, they would have granted me the indulgence so long requested & not have confined me here to a certain death after spending the vigor and flower of my youth in a constant but painful attendance on my duty, but however that is now over, while therefore it pleases God to spare me I will to the best of my endeavors prosecute the discharge of my duty and when strength fails I trust in his mercy that grace will abound, to my own edification & the edification of those for whom I was sent here

Yours &ca