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Letter from the Guilford County Committee of Safety to the North Carolina Council of Safety
Guilford County (N.C.). Committee of Safety
August 23, 1776
Volume 10, Page 762


Guilford County, 23d August, 1776.

To the Honorable Council of Safety,

We herewith send you the bodies of Jacob Elliot, & Abraham Woodward, who was required to give an Inventory of their Estates, which they refused—Also Remy Julian as an Enemy to the Common Cause was in both Camps, and declares he would on the Same Occasion take up arms for the defence of the King. Also James Wilson who has been before us a Second time; he was a Member of that Committee which modeled Governor Martin's proclamation, fitted it for Signing & proposed it to the people to Sign; he Charged this Committee with Acting Arbitrary, he refused to give up his Arms. The above Charge against said Willson was Sworn to before this Committee. James Walker confeseth that he was in the Company that plundered & robd William Dent &c., and in Fields' Camp. William Draper, who (by resolve of Congress was destined to Bartee County, and neglected to Comply therewith.) John Underhill was required to give an Inventory which he refused.

Signed by order of Committee
SAMl BELL, C. M.
To Capt Thos Jenkins, of the Guard.