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Minutes of the Wilmington Committee of Safety
Wilmington (N.C.). Committee of Safety
April 20, 1775
Volume 09, Page 1222

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

Thursday, April 20th, 1775.

The Committee met agreeable to adjournment.

Present: Cornelius Harnett, Chairman, Robert Hogg, James Walker, Alex. Lillington, Tim'y Bloodworth, Andrew Ronaldson, John Calvin, Francis Clayton, James Blythe, Sam Marshall, Jno. Robinson, Wm. Purviance, Sampson Moseley, George Moore, John Ancrum, Wm. Ewins, Frederick Jones.

Mr. Wm. Wilkinson, appeared and produced a certificate for the proper landing of a parcel of goods consigned him from Charlestown, in the Schooner ——, Yelverton Fawkes, master, which being read, was deemed satisfactory to the Committee.

Application was then made by Mr. Cruden, in behalf of a Mr. Elliott, setting forth that he had purchased the real and personal estate of Marmaduke Jones, Esq., both of this province, and praying to have leave to import some of his house servants (negroes) now in Jamaica; the articles in the above association respecting the importation of slaves being read, and the subject fully debated it was determined that said servants could not be imported.

The Committee then adjourned to May 20th.