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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 22, 1775
Volume 10, Page 363

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

Friday Dec. 22nd, 1775.

Present: William Wilkinson, Deputy Chairman; Arch'd McLaine, John Forster, Henry Toomer, Charles Jewkes, John Kirkwood, Wm. Ewins, John DuBois, James Geekie.

On examination of Jona. Dix and David Thompson (who were put under a guard on the 20th inst.;) also the papers they had in their possession (by which nothing could be done to prove them our enemies,) and their readiness to take and sign an oath administered by the Chairman, declaring themselves friends to America; therefore

Ordered that the said Jonathan Dix and David Thompson be immediately released, and that a Copy of the Oath taken by them be delivered by the Secretary, to enable them to pursue their journey without any further hindrance.