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Correspondence of Governor Sharpe, 1757-1761
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Correspondence of Governor Sharpe. 401

thought it would not be amiss to inclose you a Copy of that
Letter of mine, & also a Copy of one that I addressed to Mr
Pitt himself on the same Occasion & of which I now transmit
to him a Duplicate. The Parish of St Marys White Chappie
in Dorchester County having become vacant by the Death of
Mr Myers soon after I wrote to you the 2d of Feby I inducted
the Revd Mr Philip Walker in whose favour His Ldp was
pleased some time ago to send me a particular Instruction,
Mr Walker having several Reasons to be more fond of that
Parish than any other in the Province. The two Livings in
this County that were lately enjoyed by Mr Spencer & Mr
Chalmers are still vacant. If His Ldp approves thereof I
would bestow one of them on the Revd Mr Berkley who has
resided some time in the Province; the other which is conti-
guous to this Parish I could wish to see united or joined to it,
but such a Thing cannot be done unless the Parishioners
would all give their Consent & that I believe it will be scarcely
possible to get. Mr Ridout tells me there is a Young Clergy-
man in the West of England one Mr Metcalf lately of Oxford
who hath been well recommended to him & whom therefore
Letter Bk. IV
he should be willing to serve, if His Lordship will give me
Leave to provide for him when an Opportunity offers I will
advise Mr Ridout to invite him over to the Province. Mr
Smith the late Clerk of Kent County being dead Mr Dennis
Dulany hath agreeable to your orders been lately put into
possession of that Office which is a very lucrative one, & as he
is now provided for I think it is not unlikely that Mr Dl Dulany
the Commissary Genl will sollicit you & endeavour to secure
a Promise in favour of his other Brother Mr Walter Dulany.
Such a Promise however I hope you will never give him, for
it would in the first place put it absolutely out of my Power to
serve those who I may probably think have a prior Right to
expect some Favour from His Ldp; in the second Place was
he to obtain any Office in that manner it would not only make
him but incline others also to think lightly of the Confidence
which I hope His Ldp is pleased to repose in me, & instead
of recommending themselves to Favour by behaving well
towards me they will take a different way to obtain their Ends,
the natural Consequence of which you cannot but foresee.
Besides to be candid & free with you I do not think Mr Du-
lany's own Behaviour since he has been promoted has been
such either towards the Lord Proprietary or myself as gives
him a Right to expect or (to use a word more applicable to
him) to insist that all his Family & Friends shall be preferred
to every one else. As I am just now informed by the Printer
that the Addresses which were presented to me by both
p. 74
Houses of Assembly in Answer to my Speech at the opening p. 75


 
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