Rev. John Camm (c.1717-1779) was an Anglican priest who was a professor of divinity in the College of William and Mary from 1749 to 1757 and from 1763 to 1771. He also served as the college's president from 1771 to 1777.
In 1764, Camm released a pamphlet titled A Review of the Rector Detected: or the Colonel Reconnoitred, which was among the numerous pamphlets published concerning the passage and subsequent royal disallowance of the Two-Penny Act of 1758. The act effectively reduced the stipend of the Virginia clergy, and on 10 April 1764 the General Court decided 5 to 4 against Camm in his suit for restitution. In April 1764, GW purchased Camm's pamphlet, and his copy is in the Boston Athenaeum. See Ledger A, 176; see also Looney, J. J., & the Dictionary of Virginia Biography. John Camm (bap. 1717–1779). (2014, November 4). In Encyclopedia Virginia. Retrieved from http://www.EncyclopediaVirginia.org/Camm_John_bap_1717-1779.