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Letter from the New Bern Committee of Safety to the Wilmington Committee of Safety
New Bern (N.C.). Committee of Safety
July 03, 1775
Volume 10, Pages 65-66

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from the Safety Committee at New Bern to the Safety Committee at Wilmington.


New Bern, 3d July, 1775.

Gentlemen,

We send you herewith inclosed a letter from the Congress to the several Committees in this Province which was sent us by Mr Caswell

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and reprinted here also a Proclamation of a Fast intended to be kept on the 20th of July Inst. Mr Caswell desired we should send to the following Counties Vizt, Carteret Beaufort Pitt Hyde Edgecomb Hallifax Northampton Bute which Counties we have sent to also to Dobbs Johnston Onslow and now to you. We expect Mr Hooper has sent the same for you to furnish the southern Counties and that Mr Hewes would send the same to Edenton and the adjacent Counties. Mr Caswell mentioned to us that he would send by a man who was going from Philadelphia to Mecklinburg County the same for the Western Counties. If they are not come to hand you will endeavor to send Copies to yr Neighbouring Counties. We hope the Fast will be Religiously observed. We have taken the Cannon from the Palace which we found spiked up and brought them to the Court House. Genl Gage's Letter to Govr Martin was known by L. G. Berry before the Committee got it. We have therefore ordered it to be published as we thought it would open the Eyes of the people.

We send you enclosed a late accot of a Battle which happened the 16th of June. We are Gentlemen your obedt Servts.

By order
R. COGDELL, Chairman.

N. B. We have joined you in a Letter to Mr Johnston to Call a Convention at Hillsborough as it was proposed.

A true Copy.

Witgraves, Clk. N. Com.