Author: James Marye Jr.


Letter from Rev. James Marye Jr. to Rev. John Waring (September 25, 1764)

In a letter to the Reverend John Waring, dated September 25, 1764, the Reverend James Marye Jr., of Saint Thomas Parish, Orange County, suggests that a school for the children of enslaved African Americans be opened in Fredericksburg. Waring was the secretary of the Associates of Dr. Bray, the English philanthropic group that funded a similar school in Williamsburg. Marye’s father, the Reverend James Marye Sr., ministered to Saint George’s Parish, Spotsylvania County, which included Fredericksburg.