Author: John Nicholas

PRIMARY DOCUMENT

Letter from William Yates and Robert Carter Nicholas to Rev. John Waring (September 30, 1762)

In the following letter to the Reverend John Waring, dated September 30, 1762, the Reverend William Yates and Robert Carter Nicholas describe the purpose of a school in Williamsburg for enslaved children funded by the the Associates of Dr. Bray. The group was formed in 1724 by the Anglican clergyman Thomas Bray to preselytize and educate free and enslaved African Americans. Yates, the rector of Bruton Parish, and Nicholas, the treasurer of the Virginia colony, administered the school. Waring was secretary of the Associates of Dr. Bray.

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