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Letter from William Tryon to Daniel Burton
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
June 10, 1768
Volume 07, Page 786

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[From Tryon's Letter Book.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to the Reverend Doctr Burton Secretary to S. P. G.

Brunswick 10th June 1768.

I must desire leave to introduce to your friendly offices the Reverend Mr Wills the bearer of this letter, He has been officiating as minister in the county of New Hanover these two years past but finding the parochial duties very extensive, his health impaired, and upon no settled establishment he has taken his departure home with an intention if his health should be reestablished and he can obtain the Bishop of London's patronage, and encouragement from your Society, to return to us again. I have wrote to my Lord Bishop on this subject and am now to request the favor of you to lay before the Society for the propagation of the Gospel my solicitation that Mr Wills may have the benefit of the mission that was given to Mr Moir deceased, I had wrote to request that this mission might be given to the Reverend Mr Agar, but as I believe he has now given up all thoughts of settling in this government I hope Mr Wills may enjoy it, He is a young man of real worth and I am persuaded has not left a whisper to his prejudice in this country

You will please to return the Society my unfeigned thanks for the twenty quarto Bibles and as many prayer books with a large number of books of their proceedings for 1766 and 1767 all which I shall distribute in the parishes as I see occasion.

I am Sir &c.