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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the Wilmington Committee of Safety
Wilmington (N.C.). Committee of Safety
June 1775
Volume 10, Page 50

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

At an occasional meeting of the Committee June 1775.

Present: Cornelius Harnett, Chairman; Robt Hogg, Archd Maclaine, James Walker, Wm Ewins, James Blythe, Saml Marshall.

Mr James Elletson Bowen applied to this Committee for leave to land sundry Household Furniture &c, imported in the ship Success Edmund Cheeseman Commander the property of —— Elletson, who is coming to reside in this province. The said Bowen being sworn upon the holy Evangelists of Almighty God declared the list of Furniture &c, delivered to the Committee by him is solely for the use of —— Elletson and that no part of it is or was intended for sale and that if on opening the packages any merchandise should be found, he will immediately acquaint the Committee therewith, to be disposed of as they shall direct.

Robt Hogg, a member of this committee, desired to withdraw himself from further attendance as he is going to the back country.

The Committee then adjourned until the next occasional meeting.