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Letter from Thomas Pollock to Francis Nicholson
Pollock, Thomas, 1654-1722
August 03, 1714
Volume 02, Pages 137-138

[From Pollock's Letter Book.]

by Mr Glover


August 3d 1714

May it please your Excellency

Yours by Capt. Dimming recieved, with her Majesty's speech to this Parliament, for which return you my humble and hearty thanks. Governor 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. Col. Cary is gone for the West Indies but intends again this fall.

The Church wardens and vestry for the precinct of Choan desired me to send the two inclosed letters to your Excellency. And indeed we have very great want not only of school masters but also of ministers. For albeit Doctor Urmstone hath continued amongst us ever since his arrival, albeit he hath little encouragement from the people, yet Doctor

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Rainsford hath been very little time in this country only about two or three months about the time I recieved your first letters, but hath continued all along in Verginia; so that he deserves nothing of the society.

That wished for success may attend all your noble and glorious undertakings shall be earnestly desired by