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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 18/Letter from Jonathan Swift to the Society of the Governor and Assistants for the new Plantation in Ulster

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To the Honourable the Society of the Governor and Assistants, London, for the New Plantation in Ulster, within the Realm of Ireland, at the Chamber in Guildhall, London.

April 19, 1739.


I HEARTILY recommend to your very worshipful society, the reverend Mr. William Dunkin[1], for the living of Colrane, vacant by the death of Dr. Squire. Mr. Dunkin is a gentleman of great learning and wit, true religion, and excellent morals. It is only for these qualifications that I recommend him to your patronage; and I am confident that you will never repent the choice of such a man, who will be ready at any time to obey your commands. You have my best wishes, and all my endeavours for your prosperity: and I shall, during my life, continue to be, with the truest respect and highest esteem,

Worthy sirs,

Your most obedient and

most humble servant,


  1. See alderman Barber's letter, March 13, 1738, vol. XIII. page 386.