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Letter from Clement Hall to Philip Bearcroft
Hall, Clement, d. 1759
June 19, 1746
Volume 04, Page 793

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

No. Carolina Chowan County near Edenton June 19 1746

Revd Sir, [to the Secretary]

Some time after Easter I Journeyed twenty two days throughout my mission, preached about 16 times baptized about 120 children & 11 black adults I went to Norfolk in Virga about a little private business & to see the Revd Mr. Smith from whence I wrote a letter to yr self dated May 6th but could not send a copy of the former (my papers being at home) & I being in haste forgot to take a copy of that but I hope tis not material My first and second Bills of Exchange for £15 sterling dated Aug. 23 1745 I sent home to Mr. Hughes of London ye one in Augt ye other in Nov. past but have not recd any thing from him nor yr self I am like to be in want of many necessaries for myself and family I am employed in this Parish of St. Paul upon the same terms as I was the year past but ye allowance of £45 sterling here will scarcely come to the value of 25 in England Goods being so scarce & extravagantly dear Our church at Edenton has ye Roof raised but ye work is at a stand at present, because (as 'tis said) the commissioners do not agree about it Please when you write to send me an abstract of ye Society's proceedings for two yrs past & what is the latest news of ye war & Rebellion in Scotland I return my hearty thanks & hble Service to ye worthy gent of ye Society whom with yr self I wish health, peace, & good success & am as ever,

Revd Sir, your most, &c.,