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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the Wilmington Committee of Safety
Wilmington (N.C.). Committee of Safety
December 20, 1775
Volume 10, Page 363

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

Wednesday Dec. 20th, 1775.

Present: William Wilkinson, Deputy Chairman; Arch'd McLaine, John Forster, Henry Toomer, Charles Jewkes, John Kirkwood, Wm. Ewins, Harrall Blackmore, Jona. Dunbibin.

On application made by Jona. Dix, and David Thompson of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island government, for a pass to travel to their respective families; as the said Dix and Thompson, have not given a satisfactory account of themselves to this Committee; and as there are some circumstances that make them appear inimical to the American Cause;

Ordered, That the said J. Dix and David Thompson be put under guard of Captain Dixon's Company till inquiry shall be made about them; and an order of this Committee shall be passed for their releasement.