Since my letter to you of April 25. I have received the Box sent me by the Society, containing my instructions and the Books &c to be distributed among the Parishioners which shall be faithfully done; and am steadfastly resolved with the assistance of Gods grace to ev'ry article of my instructions.
In my former letter to you I could not send an exact account of the number of persons I baptized & of the number of communicants, as I did not keep any account of them, having no certainty of my being taken into the laudible service of the Society: but compute the number of persons I baptized within these 12 months in this & the neighbouring parishes, not to be less than 300, and that the number of communicants amounts to 100. I have since my former letter to you, administered the sacrament in this Town, & have the pleasure to acquaint you that the number of communicants has increased, Since the time I administered it here before from 6 to 20 persons & hope they will proportionally increase in all other parts of the Parish; as I take great pains to inculcate that important dutyd & Honble Society earnestly endeavour to promote in these his Majestys colonys: I hope therefore that this poor & illiterate Province will feel the effect of their benign & pious institution in this, as it has, in many other instances; as I believe there is no other part of this continent, that calls louder for it than this government. If the society would be pleased to grant any assistance for this purpose, I should with the greatest alacrity, exert myself to establish a School in this Parish and should always (as far as my Parochial duties would permit me) superintend the same & inspect into the conduct of the teacher—I am Revd Sir &c