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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to William Sharpe
North Carolina. Council of Safety
July 24, 1776
Volume 11, Page 328

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

24th July

Yours of the 19th of July directed to Genl. Jones is now before us the Council soon after you left us rec'd by express letters from South Carolina which rendered our journey to Salisbury altogether unnecessary, and we then determined to go for Halifax with intent to inquire into the Conduct of those villians who have been Counterfeiting our paper Cur 7. and to return to Nuse as soon as that business was effected of this we wrote you by express, We have already sent off One thousand wt. of powder for your district and an Order on the manager at Chizzells Mines for Lead. We have also ordered Gen. Person to march to your assistance against the Indians five hundred of the Hillsborough Militia which we hope will be sufficient to reinforce Gen. Rutherford & enable him effectually to subdue those Savage Wretches unless they Comply with the terms proposed by the Colony of South Carolina We expect to remove from here in a few days either to Wake or our old Landlord Whitfields where we shall Expect to see Mr. Alexander or yourself

We are Sir, your obed Servants