Mr Barnett since my return from the western frontiers of this province informed me he had applied to the Society for Propagating the Gospel in Foreign Parts for leave to return to England on his private affairs. This information obliges me to take the liberty of communicating to the Society the impropriety I think there would be in his leaving the province in the present circumstances of the parish he is doing duty in.
Brunswick church is now finishing with great diligence and I am persuaded from the plan of supporting the expence of it and the zeal of the superintendant that divine service will be performed there in four months. As this expence is to be borne by subscription and the sale of pews the inhabitants will be greatly disappointed should Mr Barnett leave the parish after the inhabitants had at a great cost provided a decent and proper place of public worship. Add to this the impropriety of quitting his parish