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Instructions to William Tryon concerning the salaries of Church of England ministers in North Carolina
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
July 13, 1767
Volume 07, Page 507

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 23.]

July 13th, 1767.

Additional Instructions to Our Trusty and Well beloved William Tryon Esquire, Our Capt General and Governor in Chief in and over Our Province of North Carolina in America. Given at Our Court at St James's the —— day —— of 1767, in the Seventh Year of Our Reign.

Whereas We have been pleased to signify Our Approbation of an Act passed in Our Province of North Carolina in May 1765 for establishing an Orthodox Clergy, and whereas no Provision is made therein for supporting such Clergymen as may be appointed to officiate during the Suspension of any Minister from serving the Cure of such Parish, whereof he was incumbent; It is therefore Our Will and Pleasure, that you do recommend to the Council and Assembly of Our said Province to pass an Act, explanatory of the aforementioned Act, intitled, “An Act for establishing an Orthodox Clergy;” providing, that, when the Incumbent of any Parish shall be suspended, the whole or a reasonable part of the Proclamation Money allowed to such Incumbent shall be paid to such deserving Clergyman, as shall be appointed to officiate during the Incumbents Suspension.