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Minutes of the Chowan County Committee of Safety
Chowan County (N.C.). Committee of Safety
October 15, 1776
Volume 10, Page 847

[From the Vestry Book of St. Paul's Church at Edenton.]
Proceedings of the Safety Committee in Chowan County.

At a Committee of the County of Chowan met in Committee Chamber in Edenton the 15th Day of October, 1776.

Present: Palatiah Walton, Edward Vail, Joseph Riddick, Henderson Standing, David Rice, Wm Hoskins, Wm Roberts, Demsey Costin, Josiah Copeland, Thomas Rountree, James Sumner, Charles Rountree, Thomas Hunter, Thomas Benbury, Thomas Bonner, John Beasley, John B. Beasley, Richd Hoskins, James Rice Senr, Evan Skinner, being a quorum of the Committee of the County aforesaid.

Resolved nem. con., that Brigadere Genl Vail be appointed Chairman of this Committee.

Whereupon he took the Chair in form.

The Petition of thirty seven of Capt. Aaron Hill's Company requesting of this Committee to appoint some person instead of said Hill. The Committee thereupon appoints Thomas Hunter in his room & stead, and that the Chairman of this Committee give a Certificate to said Thomas Hunter for that purpose.

Resolved, That any member of this Committee who shall be absent two succeeding meetings without sufficient cause shewn shall be Expunged from this Committee.