To the Revd the Minister of Tamerton Foliett
To be left at Mrs Peters Nutt Street Plymouth
Chanter 232B, 537
Residence, curate and lecturer: I do not reside on my Cure. I reside in the Chaplains House of Plymouth Citadel, and do duty there as Deputy Chaplain. The reason of my non-Residence is the permission granted me by the late Lord Bishop of Exeter, in consideration of the great expence I had been at in building an entire new Vicarage House, on a new Site: (as appears by the Faculty granted by his Lordship for that purpose) and being in a very advantageous Curacy) (the same I am in at present) which I had served from my first takeing Holy Orders. These Reasons, and the additional one, that, before the Vicarage House was well completed, an Act of Parliament passed for the better enabling the Clergy to repair, or rebuild their Houses, of which I had not the Advantage, I humbly hope will induce your Lordship still to dispense with my personal residence - There is a Resident Curate, who gives great Satisfaction. Not licensed. Salary £40 & Surplice fees. No Lecturer.