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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the Wilmington Committee of Safety
Wilmington (N.C.). Committee of Safety
July 15, 1775
Volume 10, Page 93

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

Saturday July 15th 1775.

At an occasional meeting of the Committee,

Present: Cornelius Harnett, Chairman; John Robeson, Wm Wilkinson, John Foster, Wm Campbell, Archd Maclaine, Wm Purviance, Wm Ewins, Timothy Bloodworth, James Blythe, Peter Mallett, Henry Toomer, James Geekie.

Resolved unanimously That a reinforcement of as many men as will voluntarily turn out, be immediately dispatched to join Colonel Howe who is now on his way to Fort Johnston and that it be recommended to the Captains of the Independent and Artillery Companies in Wilmington and the officers of the several companies in this county to muster their men and immediately equip those who are willing to go on that service.

The committee then adjourned to the next meeting.