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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the Wilmington Committee of Safety
Wilmington (N.C.). Committee of Safety
October 16, 1775
Volume 10, Page 279

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

Monday, October 16th 1775.

At an occasional meeting of the Committee.

Present: John Ancrum, in the Chair; A. Maclaine, P. Mallett, W. Ewins, F. Brice, J. Forster, W. Wilkinson, A. Ronaldson, Jas. Tate.

On application from Capt. McGill of the sloop Ranger for permission to clear out his sloop in ballast, Ordered that Capt. McGill have leave to clear out for the port of New York only and that he be allowed to take on board any quantity of deer skins he may choose. Grant paid 8s.

On application from Alex. Hostler Ordered that the paper imported in Capt. Weir's and now in the hands of Adam Boyd be sold at Vendue for the use of the Press only or be immediately delivered to A. Hostler to be reshipped.

Ordered that Francis Brice be appointed secretary to this Committee during the absence of Thomas Craike.