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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the Rowan County Committee of Safety
Rowan County (N.C.). Committee of Safety
July 08, 1775
Volume 10, Pages 83-84

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

July 8th 1775.

At a Meeting of County Committee on the 8th Day of July 1775

Will. Kennon Esqr Chairm

Adlai Osborne Esqr Clk.

Resolved, That it be recommended to the Inhabitants of Rowan County that the several Militia Companies meet together, and each choose a Committee Man, which Committee so chosen shall meet at

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Salisbury the first of March next, and then have power to elect Deputies who are to meet at New Berne or elsewhere, and vote for Delegates for the General Congress to meet at Philadelphia the 10th of May next; and that it be recommended to the Inhabitants of Rowan to impower their Committee at their first Meeting to Resolve what Number of said Committee may proceed upon Business, and particularly that the said Committee make such Resolves or adopt such Measures as may enforce the observation of the Resolves of the General Congress and most effectually secure to America her natural and political privileges.