Rev. J. Colbatch
Religion and Religious Institutions
(Chaplain to the British Factory, Lisbon; subsequently Professor of Moral Theology at Cambridge. Transcribed from the original: Add. MSS. 22908 Brit. Mus., by Mr. A.R. Walford)
I am sensible by what I am going to do I am like to give your Lordship no small trouble, and therefore I set about it with ye greatest Reluctance Imaginable as will partly appear from my having deferred it so long: But it is what after a serious Debate with myself I find to be Indispensably Necessary, and that for such reasons as make me think Ye Greatest Cause why I should Apprehend yr. Lordship’s Displeasure on this Occasion is my not having done it sooner.
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