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Revisiting SPG Missionaries in the Lower Cape Fear and Some Sources for Anglican Research in Colonial North America

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The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts played an important role in the early religious life of colonial North Carolina. The SPG, chartered on June 16, 1701, sent Christian missionaries to the colony until the Revolutionary War. Between 1701 and 1783, about forty-six Anglican clergymen served in North Carolina. Sheppard discusses the role they played, the difficulties of procuring missionaries for the colony, and some notable missionaries from this period, including Richard Marsden. Sources for Anglican research are provided at the end of the article.