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Minutes of the Tryon County Committee of Safety
Tryon County (N.C.). Committee of Safety
July 10, 1775
Volume 10, Pages 88-89

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


Edenton, 10th July; 1775.

To the Committee of Tryon County,

GENTLEMEN:

In pursuance of the trust which devolves on me by the much lamented death of our Late worthy Moderator, I am to request the favour of you to Summon the Freeholders of the County of Tryon to meet at such Convenient time and place as you may appoint, to choose and Elect proper persons to serve as Delegates in a provincial Convention to be held at Hillsborough on the Twentieth Day of August next; and as affairs of the last Importance to this province will be submitted to their deliberation I would Recommend that the Number of Delegates for Each County should not be less than five. I am with Great respect Gentlemen your most Obd't Servant,

SAM. JOHNSTON.

Pursuant to the aforesaid Letter,

At an Election for Delegates to attend at a provincial Convention to be held at Hillsborough on the Twentieth Day of August next;

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It appears by the Polls that John Walker, Joseph Harden, and William Graham, Robert Alexander and Frederick Hambright, Esquires, were the Candidates that had the greatest number of votes. A General voice for William Kennan Esquire.

Committee adjourned till August 14th, 1775.