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Minutes of the Rowan County Committee of Safety
Rowan County (N.C.). Committee of Safety
June 01, 1775
Volume 10, Pages 9-10

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

June 1st 1775.

At a meeting of the Committee on the 1st of June 1775.

Samuel Young, Chairman.

James Macay, Clerk.

Resolved, That Messrs George Cathy and John Montgomery carry an Express to Col. Walker requesting him to take into his possession a certain Quantity of powder now in possession of Comrade Hildebrand, and on his Refusal to act agreeable to his Majestys Proclamation and the Acts of Assembly of this Province, that the Bearer of this Request immediately return his answer to Will. Berry, that he return it to Chrisr Beakman, and in case of refusal he do forthwith take in possession the said powder, or take sufficient Security of said Hildebrand that he will not remove said powder out of the County, or sell it to our enemies, nor take advantage of the present difficulties by raising the price on those who purchase of him.

Resolved, That Messrs Sam. Young and Christr Beakman and James Macay be a Committee to draw up an address to the several Militia Companies of the County to be signed by them.

Resolved, That Robert King, John Oliphant and David Caldwell settle with Maxwell Chambers, the former Treasurer.

Resolved, That the sum of two pounds be collected from each Company to defray the expense of the Delegates for the Continental

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and Provincial Congresses, and that the surplus money be applied to the contingent expenses of the common cause.

Resolved, That Mr Sam. Young be Treasurer, that he receive the sums raised of each Company, and that he pay the several Delegates for their services.

Resolved, That Maxwell Chambers be publicly advertised in the South Carolina Gazette as an Enemy to the common cause of Liberty, for raising the price of his goods higher than he sold at a year past, contrary to the Direction of the Continental Congress.

Resolved, That Hugh Montgomery be brought before this Committee, to answer a charge of selling Powder at a higher price than had been set on it by this Committee.

Let it be remembered that Mr Montgomery on his appearance generously acknowledged his Trespass of the Resolve, and declared his Intention to do so no more.

Resolved, That the several Militia Companies raise such Sums of Money as may serve their several purposes in case of any Emergency, that part of said sums be applied in providing powder and Lead that they may be provided against the Incursions of the Indians on the frontier which seems at present probable.

Resolved, That James Macay be Clerk of this Committee, and act as such during pleasure.