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Circular letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to Robert Hardy et al.
North Carolina. Council of Safety
July 15, 1776
Volume 11, Page 314

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

Whitfields on Neuse 15th July 1776

This board has thought it proper to appoint you a Commissioner at the port of Edenton for the express purpose of purchasing Military and other Stores for the use of the Continental Troops stationed in this Colony we rely very much on your Exertions on this occasion. You will in a very short time receive a large quantity of Sail Cloth from New Bern which we request your care of and whenever you receive an order from the Committee of Safety of Virginia you will deliver the quantity expressed therein to the bearer thereof for the use of the Gallies of the Colony now building at Key Bay on Black Water. We also desire that you will purchase as many Anchors as will be wanting for the Gallies. You will be directed in this matter by the Committee of Safety Virg. & very shortly by Letter to which we request you will pay due attention

We received your Mr. Little's favour concerning Capt. Cartwrights Conduct. It is our desire that you immediately take possession of all the property Cartwright now has in the district of Edenton and keep the same secure until you receive the further orders of this board

we are Sir, your Mo. humbl. Servts.
By order of the Council of Safety

Additional Notes for Electronic Version: Although the document includes a T. Briar in the list of addressees, the Council of Safety journal entry for this date indicates that the name should read F. Brice, that is Francis Brice.