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Letter from William Tryon to Daniel Burton
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
September 03, 1769
Volume 08, Page 65

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[From Tryon's Letter Book.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to the Rev. Doct. Burton, Secretary &c.

Brunswick the 3d September 1769

I was favored not before yesterday with your letter of the 30th March last, relative to an inquiry the Bishop of London desires to be satisfied in, whether I can give Mr Jones a Parish in this province should his Lordship ordain him. It is true my letter of introduction of Mr Jones to his Lordship placed more dependence on Mr Micklejohns knowledge of his qualifications than of any positive knowledge I had of him further than his good moral character; however as his sufferings in the pursuit of holy orders has been attended with very peculiar circumstances, as you will read in the inclosed letters he sent me, I should wish his Lordship might indulge him with ordination, since I can place him in a parish in this province. My Sister tells me she has afforded her aid to him in his desponding distress and that his gratitude repays the support she assists him with. If he succeeds as I hope he may the Societys bounty of twenty pounds for two years extended to him would crown the whole. I beg you will present my respectful assurances to the Society of the honor I feel done me in the strict attention they have on all occasions shewn to the measures I have proposed to them.