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Minutes of a meeting of inhabitants of Pitt County
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July 29, 1775
Volume 10, Pages 121-122

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Minutes of a General Meeting of the Freeholders in Pitt County.

Martinborough, July 29th 1775.

According to Adjournment the Committee met & Proceeded as Follows, viz:

Agreeable to Notice, The Freeholders of this County met and elected Colo John Simpson, Geo. Evans, Wm Bryant, James Gorham, and Edward Salter to attend at Hillsborough on the Twentieth day of August next, then and there to sit in General Convention of this Province to consult and Adopt such measures & plans as they and the rest of the Members in Provincial Convention may think Beneficial & Serviceable to this Country & Province in General, &c.



At a General Meeting of the Freeholders of this County, George Evans and Edward Salter who were some time past elected to meet in Convention, Informs that the Circumstances will not admit their attendance. They were then Discharged and Robert Salter and James Latham was then elected to attend, in conjunction with John Simpson,

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James Gorham, Wm Bryant, Deputies in Provincial Convention at Hillsborough on the 20th of this Instant, then and there to consult and adopt such measures & matters as they may think Beneficial for the just Charter Rights & Liberties of this Country in particular, the Continent in General.