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Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to James Moore
North Carolina. Council of Safety
August 03, 1776
Volume 11, Page 338

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[From Mss. in the Office of Secretary of State]

Halifax 3rd August 1776

Gen. Moore.

In our Letter to you with respect to waggons the Council desired that three of them and a sufficient guard might be immediately ordered by you to Whitfields Ferry on Neuse River there to receive from the Virginia waggons four thousand weight of Gun powder. Since the Meeting of the Council here the waggons from Virginia arrived and the Gun powder was deposited in the Magasine as the waggons were ordered by the Council of that State to proceed to this Town only—The want of waggons here and the very great demand for Gun powder on the Frontiers has induced the Council to keep the Gun powder here & to order the waggons from Whitfields to Capt. Stephen Cobbs on Contentney Creek there to be laden with Bacon and Pork for the Army and return to Wilmington.

Inclosed you'l receive a Copy of a Letter which the Council this day had by Express from Williamsburg from Mr. Page President of the Council of State in the Colony of Virginia.

We are with very great
respect your Mo. obed Serv't
By order of the Council of Safety.

P. S.

Brigadier Rutherford has under his command about 2000 Men & marched himself with a detachment of 500 Men from the Main body to dislodge a considerable Number of Indians that had taken post about 25 Miles within the Cherokee line at what they called their head quarters.

Brigadier Genl. Moore