Sept. 3, 1718: Governor Spotswood wrote a letter to the vestry of St. Anne’s Parish. (Copy, unsigned, but identified in notation.) The parish rejected Bagg, appointed by the governor as their minister, and presented Rainsford. Having been advised by the council that the power of presentation was reserved to the governor by his instructions he refuses to induct Rainsford and tries to persuade them to accept Bagg, who had officiated among them when a deacon.
03 Saturday Sep 1718