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Bishop Meade to Ann Hite, February 9, 1847

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The course to be pursued is, to inform them accurately of the prospects of success in building up the Church in the several points where the Missionary is to preach — of the real ability of the people in the different places, & what is the largest amount they can & will raise — what the expence of living - whether board is found or not — whether the missionary is a married man or not. These things must be done by the Vestry, & then if the Committee in Richmond do not feel bound & able to proceed, they would probably, call on me for information, & I would act conscientiously in the case. My feelings of course would not bias my judgment against you. I fear from what I recently saw in the [d.b.?] that their funds are very low, & I would advise you to be as moderate as possible