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Minutes of the Wilmington Committee of Safety
Wilmington (N.C.). Committee of Safety
February 20, 1775
Volume 09, Pages 1127-1129

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Proceedings of the Safety Committee at Wilmington.


Monday, February 20th 1775.

The Committee met according to adjournment on the 13th of Feb. last.

Present: Francis Clayton, Deputy Chairman, Robt. Hogg, James Walker, John Ancrum, Wm. Hooper, Samuel Marshall, Wm. Jones, L. C., John Devane, Timothy Bloodworth, Thos. Bloodworth.

It was proposed by Mr. Wm. Hooper, that as there was not a majority of the joint committee, that a message be sent to each member to meet on Monday the 6th of March next, which was agreed to, and the following message, ordered to be printed, and sent to each member.

Sir: As a member of the Committee appointed for the purpose of carrying into execution within the County of New Hanover, the Resolves of the General Continental Congress, you are requested to meet at the House of Lechans Dekeysers, on Monday the 6th day

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of March next, then and there to consult of business of the utmost consequence to the patriotic support of the cause of British America.

Signed
By order of the Committee,
THOS. CRAIKE, Sec.

Ordered, That the absentees of the committee be mulcted agreeable to the resolve of this committee.

Mr. Clayton, as Deputy Chairman, was requested by the committee, to write to Mr. James Kenan, Chairman of the Duplin Committee, which he did as follows.


Monday February 20th, 1775.

Sir: At a meeting of the Joint committees for the town of Wilmington and county of New-Hanover, on this day, it was among other matters, proposed and agreed to. That for the better communication of intelligence and production of similarity of conduct in your and our counties; we should send two members from our Joint Committees, on any day you should appoint, after the 6th of March next, giving us twenty days notice thereof—and as on that day, there would be several matters of much concern to American welfare, agitated, will be happy to see two of your members at our meeting.

Signed,
Sir, &c.
F. CLAYTON.

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Tuesday, February 21st, 1775.

At an occasional meeting of the committee,

Present: Cornelius Harnett, Chairman, Francis Clayton Deputy Chairman.

Robt. Hogg, John Ancrum, Archibald M'Laine, James Walker.

Mr. Crowther, presented to the committee, two invoices of European goods, imported since the 1st. day of December last, to be disposed of agreeable to the resolves of the General Congress, which were ordered to be sold at vendue, as directed by the resolves.

Sales of the 1st invoice
£204
13
Sales of the 2nd invoice
044
05
11
£199
11
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Amount of the 1st invoice
£202
08
01½
Amount of the 2nd invoice
044
00
11
£246
09
£002
10
00
Difference on 20 bushels of potatoes that were sold
000
10
00
002
11
00