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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Petition from the Vestry of St. Luke's Parish concerning the presentation of Theodorus Swaine Drage
St. Luke's Parish (Rowan County)
Volume 08, Page 155

[N. C. Letter Book S. P. G.]
A Letter from the majority of those who were set up for Vestry men
by the members of the Church of England, but the Dissenters
List had the greater number of Votes.

To His Excellency William Tryon Esquire, Governor, Captain General and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of North Carolina.

Your Excellency was kindly pleased to recommend to the Vestry of St. Lukes parish the Reverend Mr. Drage, we, being the majority of the second List voted for Vestry members of the Church of England, therefore in compliance with your Excellencys indulgence, Do certify that the Reverend Mr. Drage doth daily give us infinite satisfaction in his sacred calling, and his situation as he informs us, is agreeable to him, and do humbly pray that you will give him Letters of Presentation and Induction to our Parish which will be the most agreeable indulgence your Excellency can possibly confer upon us.

[Signed by seven, the rest not being in Town.]