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Letter from James Moir to Daniel Burton [Extract]
Moir, James, d. 1767
November 10, 1762
Volume 06, Page 735

[From North Carolina Letter Book. S. P. G.]
Mr. Moir to the Secretary (Ext.)

Northampton, 10. Novr 1762

Revd Sir:

Since my last of 15 April, I have officiated in Northampton County for the most part, and in that and some other Counties have baptized 340 white children, and upwards of 50 Black. The Communicants are generally from 20 to 40; Summer and Fall having been much hotter than usual, the intermitting fevers with which I was so much pestered at Cape fear attacked me with such violence at the begining of Septr that for the space of 5 weeks my life was despaired of, But (thank God) I am much recruited, since the weather begun to grow cold, Physicians assure me it would mightily restore and strengthen my constitution, were I to spend a summer in the northern Colonies, but I should choose (would the Venble Society permit) to do it at London, where I might point out the real causes of the unhappy state of this Province in a much clearer light than I can think it would be expedient for me to do in a letter.