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Minutes of the Surry County Committee of Safety
Surry County (N.C.). Committee of Safety
August 26, 1775
Volume 10, Pages 229-230

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

Saturday, August 26th 1775.

Committee met according to adjournment.

Resolved, That the Different Captains of this County do call their Companies together at their Usual places of Exercise on Saturday

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the 2nd Day of Septr in Order to chuse three in each respective Company as Committee men and those men truly Elected shall meet in Committee on Wednesday the 20th of September next at the Courthouse in said County.

Resolved, That a part of this Committee, viz: Charles Lynch, John Armstrong and Matthew Brooks be appointed to wait on the Moravians in order to Procure Ammunition if any found. Also that Tragot Bagge, Jacob Bloome and George Houzar, appointed of the Moravian Congregation to set as a Committee with us at this meeting, do give a more Satisfactory Answer for their non attendance and give in the same personally at our next meeting the 20th September next.

Resolved, That we for ourselves and do recommend it to others to Issue no warrant for Debt or Executions except such that have been obtained already before this Date, and if any Debtor is likely to remove himself so that there is just cause to believe the Creditor will loose his Debt he shall or may apply to the Committee of the District the Debtor lives in, and which will take it in hand to secure the Debt by taking security or stoping a reasonable part of his effects for the same.

Resolved, That Benjamin Cleaveland, Jesse Walton and Benj. Herndon, wait on Mr Charles Gordon to secure all the Ammunition they shall find in his possession.

Resolved, Likewise if any Person of this Committee should find out any Ammunition in this County they shall be justifiable in securing the same for Public Service by giving Security to the Possessor thereof.

By Order
William Lenoir, Clk.