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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the Pitt County Committee of Safety
Pitt County (N.C.). Committee of Safety
September 23, 1775
Volume 10, Pages 255-256

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

Martinborough Sept. 23rd, 1775.

The committee met and agreed the Resolve that was passed in Hillsborough should be entered verbatim as under mentioned.


North Carolina,

Resolved it be Recommended to the Committees of the several Countys and Towns in this Province to Obtain an Exact list of the Inhabitants within their respective Counties and Towns—Distinguishing in such lists the No of white male Persons Between the ages of 16 and 50 years, the No of males above 50 and under 16 years, the No of white women, the No of Female children, the No of black male slaves being taxables, the No of Females who are taxables & the No of slaves not taxables, And that such list be returned certified by the Chairman of the Committee to the President of the Congress on or before the first day of November next.

In Congress at Hillsborough Augt 25th 1775.

By Order

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According to the Resolve of Congress at Hillsborough, the Committee met and resolved that the Captain of each Company should give directions to Sergents to warn in a just list of what number their Family contains, white and Black, male and Female, with their ages.

The Committee of this County is adjourned untill Monday week the 2nd day of October 1775