Reverend Sir, [to the Secretary]
I have rec'd yrs of ye 4th of February past, as also a Box with Books; and my own things from Mr Hughes tho' with some loss. The Parishioners joyn with me in returning hearty thanks to the worthy Society for the Folio Bible & Prayer Book, tho' one Church is not yet finished.
I have distributed most part of ye other Books among ye poor & most proper & deserving of ye People, who with me return hearty thanks (in a Letter to Mr. Benjamin) to all ye Benefactors I have enclosed to Mr Hughes my 3d Bill of Exche for £50 Sterling due Midsummer past & pray it may not fail being amended.
By reason of my own & Familys sickness & bad weather I am disappointed if my long Journey of near 400 miles to the Southward at present, (& is ye first time I have been hindered performing my Duty thro' my Mission which I endeavour twice a year) but purpose God willing to set out in ye Spring—Please to favour me with ye annual abstracts of ye years 47 & 48 by Mr. Hughes—I am with humble thanks and Service to the Honble Society Reverend Sir, Your and their most, &c.,