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Minutes of the Pitt County Committee of Safety
Pitt County (N.C.). Committee of Safety
October 02, 1775
Volume 10, Page 261

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

Martinborough, Monday 2nd October, 1775.

The Committee met this day aforesaid according to adjournment.

Resolved, That the Chairman agreeable to a Resolve of the provincial Convention lately held at Hillsboro, Advertise the free holders of this County to appear at the Court House in Martinborough on the third Tuesday in October, then to elect any number of persons not exceeding five to represent this County the next provincial Congress, and also at the same time to elect twenty-one or more Proper Persons to act as a committee of said County for the ensuing year.

Whereas John Tison who has acted in many instances prejuditially to the Just Rights of America being called upon by this Committee to answer for his conduct in that Respect hath Exhibited the following confession as his own acts and Deeds viz,

I John Tison of my own free will and consent do sware on the Holy Evangelist that I will not hereafter, Directly or Indirectly do anything that shall be injuriously to my Country knowingly or willingly, and that I am willing to conforme to the Association as far as I have seen, that is now in this County. All this I do sware in the true faith of a Christian—so help me God.

Signed by,

Being present.

James Lanier, Peter Rives, John Hardee, Jun. appeared and Dismissed.

This Committee adjourned to the Third Tuesday in October.