Documenting the American South Logo
Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Advanced Search Options
Letter from Clement Hall to Philip Bearcroft
Hall, Clement, d. 1759
September 29, 1748
Volume 04, Page 875

[From North Carolina Letter Book of S. P. G.]

North Carolina Sep. 29th 1748.

Reverend Sir, [to the Secretary]

I have rec'd yrs of ye 4th of February past, as also a Box with Books; and my own things from Mr Hughes tho' with some loss. The Parishioners joyn with me in returning hearty thanks to the worthy Society for the Folio Bible & Prayer Book, tho' one Church is not yet finished.

I have distributed most part of ye other Books among ye poor & most proper & deserving of ye People, who with me return hearty thanks (in a Letter to Mr. Benjamin) to all ye Benefactors I have enclosed to Mr Hughes my 3d Bill of Exche for £50 Sterling due Midsummer past & pray it may not fail being amended.

By reason of my own & Familys sickness & bad weather I am disappointed if my long Journey of near 400 miles to the Southward at present, (& is ye first time I have been hindered performing my Duty thro' my Mission which I endeavour twice a year) but purpose God willing to set out in ye Spring—Please to favour me with ye annual abstracts of ye years 47 & 48 by Mr. Hughes—I am with humble thanks and Service to the Honble Society Reverend Sir, Your and their most, &c.,