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Minutes of the Wilmington Committee of Safety
Wilmington (N.C.). Committee of Safety
December 07, 1775
Volume 10, Page 345

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

Thursday, December 7, 1775.

At an occasional meeting of this Committee.

Present: John Ancrum, chairman, William Wilkinson, deputy chairman; Charles Jewkes, John DuBois, Will. Ewins, John Slingsby, James Geekie, John Kirkwood, Jona. Dunbibin, Archibald Maclaine.

On application from William Gibbs, for leave to charter a vessel in this River, to load with naval stores, that he has at Cape Lookout and Bogue, and intends to bring round here, if allowed by this committee, he having already obtained permission from the Committee of Safety for the District of New Bern, to ship a quantity of Naval Stores that he had cast away on the 2d September last. It is the opinion of this committee, that should Mr Gibbs charter Capt. Bachelor's vessel, (or any other vessel) to load with Naval Stores, that the vessel shall not take said cargo on board in this river.

Ordered, that Messrs. Henry Young, Geo. Hooper, William Whitfield, Philip Jones, David Girdwood, and Richard Rundle, be requested to join the gentlemen formerly chosen to value the houses, &c., in town, and that they be desired to meet for that purpose on Tuesday, the 12th inst.