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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to John Butler
North Carolina. Council of Safety
July 31, 1776
Volume 11, Page 335

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

Halifax 31st July 1776


Your favour of the 25th June is now under Consideration We are sorry to hear the people of Guilford are still inclined to raise new disturbances in this Colony and shall take every method in our power to prevent their wicked intentions being Carried into execution. Gen. Person has orders to embody five hundred Men from your district to reinforce Genl. Rutherford, and we expect he will induce the people of Guilford to turn out on this Occasion, which may in some measure prevent for the present any disturbances from that Quarter and as Colo. Folsome is supposed to be now in Guilford with a party of armed men, we doubt not he will take proper notice of the rioters there and reduce them to Order. It is expected the officers in each County will see the resolves of the Congress respecting the Militia duely Observed & that the Colonels will Issue their Warrants to the Sergents of the respective Companies to distrain for and Collect the fines from all delinquents. Hunter will be sent for under guard to answer before this board for his conduct and neglect of the order of Congress

We shall be glad to hear from you on every important Occasion And are with respect Sir.

Your Mo. obed Servts
Signed by order of the Council

N. B. we have p'd your express the 3 dollars which you'l not include yr. Settlement with him.