At an occasional meeting of the Committee.
Present: Cornelius Harnett, Esq., Chairman; Arch. McLaine, Jno. Quince, James Walker, Jno. Ancrum, Wm. Purviance, Jno. Robeson, Andrew Ronaldson, James Blythe, William Ewins, Rob't Hogg.
Whereas the Continental Congress did resolve, in the words following, viz:
And we further agree and associate that we will have no trade, commerce, dealings or intercourse whatever with any colony or province in North America which shall not accede to or shall hereafter violate this association, and whereas the Parliament of Great Britain in pursuance of their plan for subjugating and distressing the colonies have passed a bill for depriving our Brethren in New England of the benefit of fishing on their own coasts, therefore resolved that all exportations from this town and county for the Army and Navy in America, Newfoundland or to the Northern colonies from whence any supplies of provisions can be had for these purposes, ought in the opinion of this committee immediately to be suspended, and that it be accordingly recommended to every merchant immediately to suspend all exportations to those places, until the Continental Congress shall give further orders therein.
Paid to James Harper his account for two expresses sent by him to Brunswick and Newbern, £4.0.0.
The committee then adjourned to the next meeting,