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Letter from James Reed to Daniel Burton
Reed, James, d. 1777
May 14, 1768
Volume 07, Page 750

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[N. C. Letter Book S. P. G.]
Letter from Mr Reed to the Secretary.

Newbern May the 14th 1768.

Reverend Sir,

Yours of the 5th of February 1767 did not come to hand till the 5th of last month, and as I had postponed writing to the Society later than usual with a prospect of embracing the opportunity of this conveyance I therefore beg leave to refer you to Mr Mackartney the bearer for particular information relative to the School, and Mr Tomlinson's perquisites. Mr Mackartney has been assistant to Mr Tomlinson, and is at present a candidate for holy orders. His life here has been very inoffensive and unexceptionable, and I believe him to be a man of piety and integrity.

The Duty upon Rum will amount to about sixty pounds per annum this currency and will be a sufficient fund for discharging our present Debts, completely finishing the School House and paying Mr Tomlinson Twenty pounds per annum during the continuance of the Act [of] Assembly.

I have baptized about one hundred whites and blacks in my own parish from Midsummer to Christmas last and about Thirty in St John's parish, and am,

Reverend Sir, Yours &c