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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to Matthew Locke
North Carolina. Council of Safety
July 24, 1776
Volume 11, Page 329

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

Halifax 24th July 1776


Since you left this Town we received a Letter from the Honble John Page Esqr. President of the Council of State in Virginia directed to this board in which he mentions that you will be immediately supplied with all the lead at Chriswells Mines for the use of this Colony and that orders had issued for that purpose—inclosed you will receive a copy of Mr. Page's letter with an order on Mr. Callaway for all the lead he had by him—we have ordered five hundred Men from the Hillsborough Brigade under the command of Colo. Joseph Taylor immediately to march and join Brigadier Genl. Rutherford.

We are Sir with Esteem
Your Mo. obed Servts
By order
Matt. Locke Esqr.