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Letter from William Tryon to Richard Terrick
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
January 15, 1768
Volume 07, Page 670

[From Tryon's Letter Book.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to the Bishop of London

Newbern 15th Jany 1768.

As your Lordship expressed your desire to receive testimony from me of such young gentlemen as went over to England from this colony with a view to enter into holy orders I am to present to you Mr Burgess and Mr Johnston for ordination.

The inclosed letter from Mr Burgess' father (a clergyman of worth and much respected) will give you the truest picture of the characters of these two young candidates.

I must therefore request that your Lordship, will be graciously pleased to grant them ordination orders, and obtain for them Queen Ann's bounty and such other indulgence as in your known humanity, shall be agreeable to you.

I am, my Lord, &ca