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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to [the New Bern Committee of Safety?]
North Carolina. Council of Safety
July 08, 1776
Volume 11, Page 310

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[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

Whitfields Ferry Dobbs County
8 July 1776


The late Engagement at Sullivans Island near Chas. Town So. South Carolina having Expended a great quantity of Gunpowder from their Batteries causes that Article to be scarce with them, in Consequence of which General Lee has ordered from Cape Fear a large Quantity, so that Wilmington will want an immediate supply. You are therefore requested to call on the Commissary of Stores, or his deputy the County or Town Committees, or such persons as have the care of the Ammunition at New Bern, and Cause to be sent off immediately to General Moore one Ton of Gun powder to replace that sent by General Moore to Gen. Lee, and you are requested in the most Expeditous manner. to see that this matter is Carried into Execution, it being of the greatest Concern to the Interest of this & the province of South Carolina, we should not have given you this trouble but cannot Learn where the Commissary of Stores is, whose business it is to have every Necessary Article in his possession