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Letter from the Wilmington Committee of Safety to Samuel Johnston
Wilmington (N.C.). Committee of Safety
May 31, 1775
Volume 09, Page 1285

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from the Safety Committee at Wilmington to Samuel Johnston Esq;

Dear Sir,

We take the liberty to enclose a copy of Mr Hooper's letter to Mr Harnett; on the perusal of which you will no doubt perceive the expediency of calling (as soon as possible) a Provincial Convention. We have the greatest reason to expect Interesting accounts from the Continental Congress in a short time and you will, we are convinced, think with us, that a convention ought to meet as soon as proper notice can be given to the several counties, which we beg leave strenuously to recommend to your attention.

We have not the least doubt, that the next meeting of our Committee an immediate stop will be put to the Exportation of provisions, &c., from this Port to Newfoundland.

We sincerely condole with all the friends of American Liberty in this Province on the Death of our worthy friend Col. Harvey. We regret it as a public loss, especially at this critical juncture.

We are with great regard, Dear Sir,
Your most Obedt Servts
R. HOWE,
CORNs HARNETT,
JOHN ASHE.

Wilmington May 31st 1775.
To Saml Johnston Esq.

[Endorsement.]

Rec M'dy June 5th & forwarded Tuesday 6th.

W. C.