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Letter from William Tryon to Richard Terrick
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
February 12, 1768
Volume 07, Page 689

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

Newbern the 12th Feby 1768

The bearer hereof Mr James McCartney a native of Ireland waits on your Lordship for orders of ordination. I am induced to be an advocate for him with your Lordship in consequence of the warm recommendations I received in his behalf from the Speaker of the House of Assembly of this province, under whose roof he lived some time in the character of tutor to his children. Mr McCartney was during his residence in Newbern employed as an Assistant to Mr Thomlinson, who speaks handsomely of his diligence in the school and regularity of life out of it. The Reverend Mr Reed also assured me he judged favorably of him from what he had observed of his conduct.

I am therefore to wish your Lordship may find Mr McCartney qualified for the sacred function into which he very ardently wishes to be admitted, as it is in the expectation of such happiness singly, that he is soon going home.

I am &c