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Letter from James Moir to Philip Bearcroft
Moir, James, d. 1767
February 15, 1742
Volume 04, Pages 603-604

[From North Carolina Letter Book of S. P. G.]

Wilmington Feby 15, 174½

Revd Sir [to the Secretary]

The assembly of this Province sat here September last, and by some discoverys made me of the secret springs of their actions, I soon perceived

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that nothing was to be done for the proper encouragemt of an established ministry among them. Some pretend they want to chuse for themselves and will by no means have my Lord of London interpose in filling up the vacancys; others complain of their poverty and truly indeed because of the indolence of the generality of the Inhabitants.

Revd sir your most, &c.,
JAMES MOIR.