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June 11, 1724 To the Honble. Hugh Drysdale Esq. his Majtys Lieutt. Gover our and Command. in Chief of the colony and dominion of. Virginia and [cer?] That whereas at a general assembly Holden at the Royal Capital at Williamsburgh the 2d. Of Novr. Anno 1720 in the seventh year of his majtys. reign it was enacted that 500 £ should be placed in the hands of the Honble. Coll Alexe. Spottswood the then Lieut. Governour of this dominion to be appropriated for the building a church and courthouse in the above said county: which pious and good inclinations or both the upper and lower houses of assembly hath not as yett answerd. the intentions of that act- First the Honble Coll Alexr. Spottswood has said the foundation of a church at Germans in a place so remote that few or none [obey?] his menial servants ( and they always decreasing) can ever frequent it: and by one clause in the afore recited act. foreign Protestants are exempted for ten years from paying the ministers dues and they