Chanter 232A, 224
Priest's orders and institution: My institution is dated December 27 1760
My deacon's Orders are dated September 24 1749
and I was ordained Priest the Year following.
My Lord, I am sorry to say that I have mislaid or missed my Priest's Orders. The last Confirmation at Honiton, I did not know that the Papers would be called for, but the Bishop requested me to send them to Exeter, which I did to Mr Geare; who, as I thought, sent them all back by the Man who carried them. Without examining every Paper, I put them aside; but now miss my Priest's Orders so that I must send to Mr Geare's to have his Papers searchd as I doubt that in putting them up, he might omit to put up that parchment.