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Minutes of the Edenton Committee of Safety
Edenton (N.C.). Committee of Safety
February 04, 1775
Volume 09, Pages 1134-1135

At a meeting of the committee for the Town of Edenton on Saturday
the 4th of February 1775.

Present: Robert Hardy, Jasper Charlton, Charles Bondfield, Joseph Hewes, John Rombough, Thomas Jones, Robert Smith, William Bennett, John Green, Robert Hardy, Esquire, Chairman.

The Chairman acquainted the Committee that Mr William Littlejohn, Merchant, had informed him that Sundry Goods lately imported in the Sloop Peggy, William Patton, Master, from Leith in Great Britain, amounting as per invoice produced to £291 1s. 4½d. Sterling had just arrived in Edenton consigned to him, which he was willing to deliver up to the Committee to be by them disposed of agreeable to the Tenth Article of the American Continental Association.

The chairman also acquainted the committee that Mr Archibald Campbell had informed him that he had also imported in the same ship Peggy a box of Linens amounting as per invoice produced, to £37 Sterling, which he was willing to deliver up to the committee as before mentioned. Resolved, that all the said Goods be sold at publick vendue at the Court House in Edenton on the eighth day of this Instant (February) except a quantity of potatoes, which on account of their being perishable, shall be sold on Monday the 6th of this instant for ready money, and that Robert Hardy, Joseph Hewes and Robert Smith see this Resolve carried into execution.

It appeared to this Committee that Mr Archibald Campbell had countermanded his Order for goods soon after the resolutions of the Provincial Convention held at Newbern in August last were made

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publick and that the aforementioned Box of Linens had been shipped before his letters countermanding his said order had been received by his Correspondant.

Resolved, That the thanks of this Committee be offered to Mr Littlejohn, Mr Archibald Campbell and Captain William Patton for their respectful acquiescence in the association of the continental congress and their readiness to conform to the resolutions of this Committee.

By order of the Committee.

CHARLES BONDFIELD, Clerk.

The following is the Account, sales of the aforementioned Goods.

£ s. d.
120
Bush Potatoes sold in
12
lots
16
13
2
40,000
Bricks
4
do
58
12
6
152
Doz. Ports Wine
22
do
180
19
0
5
Cask Nails
5
do
23
4
0
12
Peices Oznaburgs
1
do
71
15
0
4
Coils Cordage
1
do
27
0
0
1
Coil Leading Lines
1
do
2
12
6
1
Cask Hoes
1
do
8
15
0
2
Casks of Bottled Beer
2
do
7
14
0
1
Box Linens
1
do
64
15
0
2
Hawsers
1
do
24
10
0
£480
10
2
Examined by
Robert Hardy
Joseph Hewes
Robert Smith