To the South Parish, in Andover, Convend this ~
21st – day of May anno Dom, 1771
My Dear Brethren,
I am informd by your Committee that you have this day Voted to pay me the Sum of Four Hundred & Ten pounds Sevon Shill: & 10% – as Arrears in full of my Salary due to me in the former, years of Ministry among you, I thank you for this Fresh Instance of your Regard to me and to Justice; And as a Token, of this my Gratitude, I Consent that the Sum of One Hundred pounds Lawfl money be Abated of said Sum, to be Improvd for offiring of preaching (however, Short my Life may be). Since the providence of God has taken, me off from my Publick Labours among you. And now Heartily Intreating your Prayers for me
I remain your afflicted Friend & Servant.
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