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Letter from James Moir to Philip Bearcroft
Moir, James, d. 1767
October 30, 1760
Volume 06, Pages 316-317

[From North Carolina Letter Book. S. P. G.]
Mr. Moir to the Secretary

Edgecombe Oct 30. 1760.

Revd Sir

Our administration for some years past has been such, that I was loth to enter upon a detail of Public transactions.

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Govr Dobbs was so sharply censured by the general assembly in the beginning of last summer, that one would have thought, he could not be so bold, as to put into the commission of the peace for Edgecombe County, another ringleader of the mob, and yet he did it; If no remedy is applied well disposed persons talk of leaving the Province.

We have had a sickly season this fall & I was much indisposed; I baptized only 74 whites & 5 Blacks; but this was chiefly occasioned by there being no vestry in the parish. This prevents the Sheriff, his being taken to task for detaining the Parish taxes. I this day draw for my salary from Lady day to Michaelmas 1760 and am Revd Sir your most &c