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Minutes of the Wilmington Committee of Safety
Wilmington (N.C.). Committee of Safety
October 05, 1775
Volume 10, Page 262

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

October 5th, 1775.

At an occasional meeting of the Committee.

Present: Cornelius Harnett, Chairman; Tim Bloodworth, A. Lillington, Jno. Devane, John Hollingsworth, James Moore, A. Ronaldson, Wm. Wilkinson, Wm. Ewins, Wm. Campbell, Jno. Ancrum, Wm. Purviance, Adam Boyd, Caleb Grainger.

Whereas it appears to this Committee that several vessels cleared out by the officers of His Majesty's customs, are still remaining in this river,

Resolved, That every vessel now in the river of Cape Fear, loaded and cleared out as above (before the 10th day of Sept. last) do proceed on their respective voyages within ten days from this date.

It appears to this Committee that Moses Buchanan is confined in the County Gaol by virtue of a writ served on him (since the 10th day of September last), at the suit of Robert Bannerman, contrary to a Resolve of the Congress of this Colony, lately held at Hillsboro, prohibiting the commencement of any civil suits without the consent of a Committee.

Ordered, That in pursuance of such Resolve, that the said Moses Buchanan be discharged from his confinement.