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Who Would Be a Minister in that Country? Christ Church and the Quest for Rectors in Colonial North Carolina

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For forty years after King Charles II granted a charter to the eight Lords Proprietor for Carolina, little serious effort was made to establish churches and clergymen there. This was because the population was sparse and scattered along the northern Carolina coast. Also many of the colonists were religious dissenters who did not wish to see the Anglican Church established with all its pomp and ceremony. Skaggs discusses the problems the colony dealt with in attracting clergy.