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Minutes of the Pitt County Committee of Safety [Extract]
Pitt County (N.C.). Committee of Safety
February 13, 1776
Volume 10, Page 451

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

Martinborough, Feb'y 13th, 1776.

Present: Mr. Chairman; Capt. Robt. Salter, Maj. Geo. Evans, Simon Pope, Arthur Forbes, John Williams, Jas. Lanier, Jas. Gorham, Wm Jones, William Robson & Thos. Wolfenden.

Ordered, that the salt sent up to this Town by Capt. John Cooper, agreeable to an order of the Committee of Safety for Newbern District be landed in Edw'd & Robt. Salters Store Received and sold out by Thos. Wolfenden in small parcels at five shillings per bushell to each family according to their present necessity, & that the said Wolfenden have a discretionary power to administer an oath to any person or persons that he suspects, applys for a larger Quantity than is necessary for their present wants.

Resolved likewise that the sd. Wolfenden Deliver Colo Robt Salter Commissary one hundred bushels of ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ the State of the County that many of the Patrolers formerly appointed have gone into the army for the services of their Country—

Resolved that the following persons be added to the number of Patrolers formerly appointed, Sterling Dupray, Henry ——, Henry Williamson, John Williams, Esq., Edw'd Flanigan, Joel Sugg, Allen Sugg, Geo. Sugg, Nath. Lanier, Thos. Tison, Henry Ellis, Sam'l Stafford, Josiah Asku, Dempsey Allen, Geo. Moy, Samuel Chery, James Brooks, Wm Burney, Isaac Stocks, Archd Adams, Geo. Williams, Jas. Lathem, John Lanier, Thos. Sheppard, Howell Hodges, Robt Hodges, John Little, Seth Lanier, Randal McDowell, John Floyd, Thos. Williams, Jas. Alberton, John James, John Mondrin, Edw'd Dixon, Edmond Andrews, Live Andrews, Robt. Williamson, Alfred Wheatly, Mathew Luther, Charles——.