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Letter from James Reed to Richard Hind
Reed, James, d. 1777
February 02, 1776
Volume 10, Page 428

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

Newbern, February 2d, 1776.

Reverend Sir,

I wrote the 6th of October last by Mr Tomlinson acquainting the Society with the difficulties I laboured under occasioned by the present unnatural civil dissensions. To live peaceably with all men, if possible was my determined Resolution, and after the Committee's suspension I lived very retired for two or three months. In the mean while several intimations were given me, that my attendance at church as usual would not be disagreeable, and about the middle of November last Providence presented an opportunity of decently closing the breach, since that time I have done duty as usual and flatter myself shall meet with no more interruptions. That the speedy and merciful interposition of the King of Kings may restrain the exorbitant passions of Men, check the desolating progress of civil discord and heal the ghastly wounds of our country is the daily fervent prayer of Sir—

Your most obliged &c.

N. B.—Any person prompted by curiosity to open this Letter is desired to Seal it up again in a Cover and forward it.