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Letter from the Rowan County Committee of Safety to the Mecklenburg County Committee of Safety
Rowan, Matthew, d. 1760
June 1775
Volume 10, Page 11

To the Committee of the County of Mecklenburg,

Gentlemen, the alarming state of American freedom being in the Consideration of all Committees from the Continental Congress now sitting at Philadelphia, to the smaller kind through the Provinces, We a Committee for the County of Rowan now at Salisbury desiring a communication to be held up betwixt the several Committees that the greater unity may be in supporting the common cause, in particular desiring the correspondence of your Committee considering our profession and intention for protestantism are the same, we request that we may have an account of your proceedings, promising you a like Return. We beseech you likewise that with us you would lift your Hearts in undissembled prayers to the Disposer of all Events, that He would by his providence interpose against the Counsels of designing Men, that we may have our Constitution as contained in the Magna Charta, the charter of the forest, the Habeas Corpus Act and the charter we brought over with us handed down unsullied to posterity, and that under God the present House of Hanover in legal succession may be the Defender of it.

By order of the Committee. Signed by