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Minutes of the Wilmington Committee of Safety
Wilmington (N.C.). Committee of Safety
July 10, 1775
Volume 10, Page 87

[B. P. R. O. Am. & W. Ind. Vol. 222.]
Proceedings of the Safety Committee at Wilmington.

In Committee, July 10th 1775.

Whereas, from undoubted intelligence it is manifest that Governor Martin hath used his utmost endeavours to erect the King's standard in this Province, and to procure experienced Officers to lead the disaffected persons therein, against the friends of American Liberty; in consequence of which, the Committee of Craven County have forbid all persons whatsoever from communicating personally, or by letter with the said Governor.

Resolved therefore, that no person or persons shall, on any pretence whatsoever, either personally or by letter or message, hold any correspondence or communication with Governor Martin without first applying to this or some other Committee and having a sanction for so doing.