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Letter from the New Bern Committee of Safety to Samuel Johnston
New Bern (N.C.). Committee of Safety
June 08, 1775
Volume 10, Page 14

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

Letter from the Safety Committee in Newbern to Saml Johnston Esq.

New Bern the 8th June 1775.

The Committee of Craven County and Town of New Bern agree in opinion with our Southern friends in calling a Convention as soon as convenient. Also joyn with them and this province in general for condolence for the loss of our old friend Col. Harvey regretting the loss as they do. [See p. 1285, Vol. IX.—Editor.]

In Craven Committee.

R. COGDELL, Chairman.


[On the same sheet is the following note from R. C.—Editor.]

You have herewith enclosed a copy of a letter from Mr Caswell to Col. Thompson at Beaufort by a vessel from Philadelphia. Also send you the late proceedings of our Committee & our Association, which is now signing in every part of this county & our militia are forming into companys and choosing their officers. The Governor has left the town and gone it is said to spend some time with Mr Hasell. We have sent the same proceedings to every county in the province, a few days ago those for Edenton and their neighboring countys were sent forward by a person who was going into Bertie county.

R. C.