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Minutes of the New Bern Committee of Safety
New Bern (N.C.). Committee of Safety
August 10, 1775
Volume 10, Page 152

[Reprinted from the American Archives. Vol. 3. Page 75.]
Proceedings of the Safety Committee at Newbern.

Committee Chamber, Newbern,
August 10th 1775.

The following Letters1 have fallen into the hands of this Committee. Their alarming tendency sufficiently apologizes for their publication. As Governor Martin stands singly, as a Provincial Governor, in his unremitting ardour to commence hostilities against this Province, are ministerial orders to him different or his officious zeal to injure the people of his Government prompted by any malevolent principles?


1 For the intercepted letter see ante page 16.—Editor.