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Letter from John Simpson et al. to Josiah Martin
Simpson, John, 1728-1788; Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816; Howe, Robert, 1732-1786; Green, James, ca. 1737-1784; Hawkins, Philemon, 1717-1801; Nash, Abner, ca. 1740-1786; Et Al.
November 30, 1771
Volume 09, Pages 61-62

[N. C. Letter Book. S. P. G.]
Mr. Hasell and others to the Governor.

Newbern the 30th November 1771.

May it please your Excellency,

The Reverend Mr. McCartney during his residence in this province, having giving the most ample Testimonies of his pious and zealous endeavours to promote the cause of Religion and virtue and

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having laboured with the greatest assiduity in the discharge of the duties of his sacred function. We are induced to recommend him to your Excellency's kind offices in soliciting for him a continuance of that bounty which the Society for the propagation of the Gospel in foreign parts extended to him, for a limited time when he was ordained and returned to this country.

We should not trouble your Excellency on this occasion did we not verily think that Mr. McCartney's merit most justly entitles him to a better reward than is provided here for the clergy, and were we not persuaded that he will be a credit to his holy profession, and continue to exercise his abilities for the benefit of mankind.

We are with the greatest respect
Your Excellency's
most obedient humble Servants
John Simpson
Aquila Sugg
William Cray
Richard Ward
Saml. Johnston
Robert Howe
Fr. Mackilwean
Ben Hardy
Thos Hines
Richd Evans
Edwd Hare
William McKinne
Thos Gray
Jams Green Junr
Joseph Leech
Jos. Montfort
Jas. Blount
Wm Davis
Philimon Hawkins
Jno Campbell
A. Nash
Hu. Waddell
Andw. Knox
Wm Thomson
Joseph Hewes
Jacob Shepard
Jacob Blount
Jas Bonner
Wm Haywood
Moses Hare
Jas Hasell
Jno Rutherford
Lewis DeRosset
John Sampson
Alexr McCulloch
Willm Dry
Saml Cornell
Marmaduke Jones
Nat. Dukenfield
M. Moore
John Ashe
J Moore
Corns Harnett
Rd Caswell
John Harvey