At the particular intercession of the Speaker of the House of Assembly and several other gentlemen, I take the liberty to request your Lordships indulgence in giving the bearer Mr Peter Blinn letters of ordination. He is an honest moral man, tho' without learning. If your Lordship will dispense with this defect, in other respects I am persuaded he will conduct himself in a commendable manner. He will stand much in need of the Society's liberality which one word from your Lordship will obtain for him.
I have been honored with your Lordships letter on the subject of Mr Wills, when he arrives in this province I will communicate to him your Lordships generous consideration of him and give him the draft on your Secretary.
I have lately presented and inducted the following gentlemen into parishes in this province, Viz, Mr Briggs to Duplin County, Mr Cramp to Brunswick County, Mr Alexander (last from Georgia) into Hertford County and Mr Burgess to Edgecombe County. I purpose on my journey through the province to induct Mr Barnett into Northampton County and Mr McCartney into Granville County. If your Lordship has the least objection to my inducting clergymen coming into this province with a license from your Lordship for a different colony only, as in case of Mr Alexander, if you will signify such your objection I shall observe it in future, tho' the Vestries in the colony of Virginia make no scruple to get what clergymen they can from this province.
P. S. The Vestry of Brunswick County have agreed to try amicably the right of Mr Cramps presentation