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Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to James Moore
North Carolina. Council of Safety
August 12, 1776
Volume 11, Pages 341-342

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

Halifax August 12th 1776

Gen. Moore.

Your letter of the 31st of July last by Joseph Bayley reached the Council on Friday last—you will receive inclosed a Letter from Brigadier Genl Lewis to which you are referr'd. The bearer Captn David Crawley who has under his command a guard of twelve men will deliver you the Gun powder and Dollar Money Mentioned by the Brigadier in his Letter to the Council which the Council wish safe to your hands and have only to desire that you will give such

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further directions which to you may appear necessary. With respect to James Bowen you are requested to send him immediately under a sufficient guard to New Bern Gaol there to remain a close prisoner until further orders. William Stuart is charged with having been in the Employ of Gov. Martin as a Spy & having communicated to him many Matters of Importance to this State therefore you will Also send him under guard to Harrisburg in Granville Couuty there to remain on his parole– as to Lead every means has been made by the Council to procure that Article and so soon as a supply can be had a sufficient quantity will be forwarded to you– It is reported that a Fleet of Transports having Troops on board sailed from Staten Island about twenty days past said to be a reinforcement to Genl Clinton's Army.—The Council recommend to you to collect all the Leaden weights, pumps & Seine leads to be had in your Neighborhood, which will be instantly paid for.

We are with great
respect Sir, your Mo.
obed Svts.
By order of the Council of Safety.