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Letter from Alexander Stewart to Daniel Burton [Extract]
Stewart, Alexander, 1725-1772
June 24, 1769
Volume 08, Pages 51-52

[From N. C. Letter Book S. P G.]
Mr Stewart to the Secretary. (Extract)

Bath N. Carolina June the 24th 1769

Reverend Sir,

This letter will be handed to you by a Mr Peter Blinn, who has been these twelve years a Parishioner of mine, and most part of the time has read prayers &c in the Church of Bath during my absence at the Chapels. He is now recommended to the Bishop of London by Governor Tryon for Orders as a well meaning man and of good

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character, being late Member of the House of representatives for the Town of Bath, and several years a Magistrate. Though he has not had the happiness of a Collegiate Education, yet he is as worthy (in my mean opinion) of the Function as many that have lately been sent out having a small Interest in the Country to confine himself to it, and of a sober modest disposition.

In justice to this Gentleman, I have made free to make his character known to the Society. If I have erred by so doing, I hope it will be excused as it is the first recommendation from Reverend Sir,

Yours &c
ALEXr STEWART