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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the Wilmington Committee of Safety
Wilmington (N.C.). Committee of Safety
January 19, 1776
Volume 10, Pages 393-394

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

Tuesday, January 19th, 1776.

At a meeting of this Committee.

Present: William Wilkinson, Deputy Chairman; Corn's Harnett, A. Maclaine, Jno. Forster, John Kirkwood, Will. Ewins, H. Blackmore, Jona. Dunbibin.

Resolved, that Jacob Phelps, one of the pilots in this river, be employed with his boat, to carry freight and passengers between Wilmington and Brunswick, and no further, without permission; and that the said J. Phelps do not presume to take any passengers or freight, without the leave of one of the two committees of the said towns, or the commanding officers of the forces at Brunswick or Wilmington; and it is recommended to the people in general, that they employ the said Jacob Phelps' Boat only, as a passage boat; and it is further Resolved, that no other person, but such as the said Phelps may employ, shall have liberty to carry any freight or passengers to Brunswick, without the leave of this committee, or the commanding officer at Wilmington, to the end that such persons as may have inimical designs against the country, may be prevented from carrying intelligence to the Governor or Ships of War.

Resolved, that Jonathan Swain, another of the pilots, have liberty to remove with his family from his usual place of residence, about two or three miles back; that Benjamin Bill may be employed, if he thinks proper, on board the Provincial Ship, but that he shall not have liberty to go to his usual place of residence, and that Thomas Galloway continue at some convenient place near the New Inlet, in order to be ready to pilot in any vessels which may be

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allowed to trade in this province, and that it be recommended to the Provincial Council and Committee of Safety for Wilmington district, to make an adequate allowance to the said Thomas Galloway towards the maintenance of his family.

Ordered, That Mr. John Forster, receive all the Saltpetre, Lead and Brimstone, in Wilmington, and that he give receipts for the same: And that 4s. per lb. be allowed for all saltpetre.