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Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to the Pasquotank County Committee of Safety
North Carolina. Council of Safety
July 29, 1776
Volume 11, Page 332

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

Halifax 29th July 1776


Inclosed you will receive a very sedicious and dangerous paper said to be in the hand writing of one William Clark now a prisoner on his parole in the Town of Nixonton sent there by an order of the last Congress the Council have to desire that you will immediately on the receipt hereof meet in Committee and cause the said William Clark to be brought before you and also to summon such persons as are acquainted with his handwriting. Perhaps Mr. William Cumming in your County may be able to give some information and should the fact be proved to your Satisfaction in that case you will order him to the Gaol of the district of Edenton and there to be kept a close prisoner until it shall be farther ordered by this Council of the Congress

We are Gentlemen
Your hble Servts
By order of the Council of Safety
The Committee of Pasquotank County of the River on the So. Side.