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Minutes of the Pitt County Committee of Safety
Pitt County (N.C.). Committee of Safety
May 01, 1775
Volume 09, Page 1240

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[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Proceedings of the Safety Committee in Pitt County.

Martinborough 1st May 1775.

The Committee then met.

Present: Jno. Simpson, chmn, John Hardee, John Knowis Jr., Robert Salter, James Graham, Fredk Gibble, Benj. May, Jas. Latham, George Evans, James Lockheart, Wm Bryant, James Lanier, James Armstrong, William Robeson, Amos Atkinson, Edward Salter.

The association of the Continental Congress lately held at Philadelphia was produced and read.

Resolved unanimously by every member of this committee that we and every of us do highly approve and will strictly observe the said Resolves in Testimony whereof Each Member subscribes the same.

It having been represented to this committee that John Tison hath frequently spoken disrespectfully of the proceedings of the Congress in general and of this committee in particular, on a supposition that such charge is true, it must be owned that the said Tison highly deserves to be stigmatised, but as it is not yet reduced to a certainty whether he is guilty or not or if he is, it may have proceeded from unguarded heat or Ignorance and as it is the firm intention of this committee to proceed in their censures with charity and circumspection, it is therefore ordered that Mr George Evans, Mr. James Lockheart and Mr. Benjamin May or either two of them do attend the said John Tison to remonstrate, cite him to appear before this committee when it shall next sit on the 13th day of this present Inst. then and there to answer above charge.

The committee then adjourned to the 13th day of this Inst.