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The Rev. Mr. John Urmstone, a missionary sent to North Carolina by the English Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, was perhaps the most unhappy and critical parson in Tar Heel history. Letters taken from THE COLONIAL RECORDS OF NORTH CAROLINA reveal that the reverend had a great sense of hostility towards the citizens of North Carolina and to his superiors in London, to whom he complained regarding their non-payment of wages and his lack of slaves needed to meet his plantation's labor requirements.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 37 Issue 18, Feb 1970, p10-12, il
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