Proceedings of the Vestry of St. John's Parish, 1731 May 10.
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At a vestry held for St. John's Parish May ye 10th 1731 Prest.[=present] The Revd. Daniel Taylor Minister Coll. Willm. Dandridge Coll. Willm. Aylett Capt. Henry Webber Capt. Wm. Craddock Capt. Thomas Clayborne Coll. Phill Whitehead Coll. Augn. Moore Capt. John Quarles Capt. James Macon Capt. Martin Palmer Capt. James Macon being by a former order chosen a Vestry man in the room of Mr. Henry Fox who hath left the Parish was this day accordingly sworne. Francis Crump shewing that John Thompson being in a very sick and week Condition and not [able?] to get his living The Vestry doth Exempt him from paying his Parish Levy this year. Whereas the Vestry at ye laying of the last Parish Levy thought it convenient to raise some Tobacco towards the building of two Churches in this Parish and accordingly levied Nineteen Thousand and Fifty pounds of Tobacco for the said use which said sum of L9050 of Tobacco which being Collected by the Church Warden & Collector it is Ordered by this Vestry that the said sum of Tobacco be Exposed to sale, and Colll. Willm. Aylett doth this day agree to discharge the same at 10. pr Ct. Currant Cash after all Charges for [Cask?] & sallery deducted it is agreed on by the Vestry-- Memordm: Capt. Leonard Clayborne is Dr. [=debtor] for Capt. Beals fine 15/ Capt Henry Webber Do.[=ditto] for Richd Lowell 15/ Augn. Moore Thos. King Hen: Webber Jno. Quarles Will Cradock Jams. Macon Danl. Taylor W. Dandridge Martin Palmer Thos. Claiborne Phil. Whitehead Wm. Aylett Cop:Test. Vinc't Inge Clk. Ves.