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Minutes of the Pitt County Committee of Safety
Pitt County (N.C.). Committee of Safety
December 17, 1774
Volume 09, Page 1100

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Proceedings of the Safety Committee in Pitt County.

Martinborough December 17th 1774.

The Committee then met. Present John Simpson Frederick Gibble Amos Atkinson George Evans Jas Lockheart Ichabod Simpson James Latham James Armstrong Edmd Williams David Perkins Jno Knowis Junr Wm Robson Robert Salter Edward Salter.

The Committee made choice of John Simpson Esq to be Chairman of this Committee.

The association of the Continental Congress held at the cittie of Philada on 20th Oct. past was exhibited and Read—

Resolved that this committee doth approve of said association.

Whereas there is many complaints that the Trading Vessels and others have raised on the price of Salt, occasioned by the scarcity of that article, which is contrary to the resolution of the Continental Congress that traders are not to take an advantage of the scarcety of Goods—the committee therefore recommend that Salt should not be sold for more than three shillings four pence per bushel at Gorhams landing and above and below that place in proportion with freight and loss; any person contrary to the same will be deemed an enemie to his country.

The committee adjourned till 28th day of Jan. next.