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Minutes of the Wilmington Committee of Safety
Wilmington (N.C.). Committee of Safety
May 20, 1775
Volume 09, Pages 1265-1266

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Proceedings of the Safety Committee at Wilmington.

Saturday, May 20th, 1775.

The committee met according to adjournment.

Present: Cornelius Harnett, Chairman, Francis Clayton, Deputy Chairman, George Moore, John Ashe, Sam'l Marshall, John Devane, John Colvin, Sampson Moseley, James Wright, Robert Hogg, John Hollingsworth, James Blythe, And'w Ronaldson, John Robeson, Thos. Bloodworth, Samuel Ashe, Fred'k Jones, Archibald Maclaine, James Moore, William Robeson, William Ewins, William Jones, Sam'l Collier, Timothy Bloodworth, Alexander Lillington, James Walker, Jno. Ancrum, Jno. Quince.

Ordered, That this committee meet at 11 o'clock, in the forenoon, on the 20th day of every month, otherwise to be subject to the fine agreed to be paid by absentees.

Resolved, That the committees of the respective counties in this District be invited to meet in Wilmington on the 20th of June next,

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in order to deliberate on several matters of importance that will be laid before them, respecting the general cause of America.

Ordered, That the Resolve entered on the journals of this committee on the last meeting, respecting the application to the committee for liberty to Mr. Elliott to import his house servants, be recinded.

Resolved, A paper containing the reasons of the Magistrates of Chatham county for not signing the Association, presented to them by one Doctor Piles, is highly approved of by this committee, and is ordered to be published in the Cape Fear Mercury.

Account of Money paid and received for the use of the committee this meeting.

£ s. d.
Rec'd from Jno. Ashe, 15s.; Jno. Hollingsworth, 8s.; Francis Clayton, 8s.; Wm. Robeson, 8s.; Wm. Jones, 8s.; Jno. Quince, 16s., fines for being absent
Paid to Wm. Mactier for 200 lbs. Gunpowder, at 3s
To James Harper's Boy, at twice in part of two Expresses, one to the Southward and the other to the Northward
To James Grant in full to this meeting
To expenses for paper

The committee then adjourned to the next meeting.