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Letter from Thomas Pollock to Francis Nicholson
Pollock, Thomas, 1654-1722
August 03, 1714
Volume 02, Page 137

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[From N. C. Letter Book of S. P. G.]
COll: POLLOCK TO GENl NICHOLSON.

Chowan, Augt 3rd 1714

May it please your Excellency

I received yours by Capt Dumming with her Majesties speech to this parliament for which return you my humble thanks Govr Eden arrived here last May all being in peace and quietness only one or two small parties of Enemy Indians that continue to do mischief on our Frontiers Coll Carey is gone for the West India's but intends to return again this fall.

The Church Wardens and Vestry of the precinct of Chowan desired me to send the two enclosed to Your Excellency and indeed we have very great want not only of Schoolmasters but also of Ministers, for Albeit Dr. Urmstone hath continued among us ever since his arrival he hath had little encouragement yet Dr. Rainsford hath been very little time in this Country only about two or three months, about the time I recd your first letters but hath continued all in Virginia so that he deserves nothing of the Society, that wished for success may attend all your noble and glorious undertakings shall be earnestly desired.

Your Excellency's most hble Servt
THo POLLOCK.