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Letter from the Vestry of St. James' Parish to William Tryon
St. James' Parish (New Hanover County)
May 11, 1770
Volume 08, Page 199

[N. C. Letter Book. S. P. G.]
Letter from the Vestry of St James' Parish to Govr Tryon.

Wilmington May 11th 1770.


We are directed by the Vestry of St James Parish to acknowledge the Receipt of your Excellency's favor of the 9th of February last.

In answer to which we are desired to inform your excellency that they are very well satisfied to employ Mr Wills in the parish as usual as he is a gentleman worthy of his sacred Function. But that they cannot agree to his being inducted into the parish as they humbly conceive from the best information they can procure that no power of presentation or Induction is lodged in the Crown by any Act of Assembly in this Province. We are &c.

JNO. ANCRUM Church Warden.
W. WILKINSON Church Warden.