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Minutes of the Wilmington Committee of Safety
Wilmington (N.C.). Committee of Safety
November 15, 1775 - November 16, 1775
Volume 10, Pages 331-332

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Proceedings of the Safety Committee at Wilmington.


Wednesday, November 15th, 1775.

At an occasional meeting of the committee.

Present: John Ancrum, Chairman; Wm. Wilkinson, John DuBois, Henry Toomer, John Forster, Wm. Ewins, James Geekie, John Kirkwood, Charles Jewkes.

Mr Timothy Bloodworth came in with a message from the County Committees, desiring that both the committees should be united;

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and that this committee send a member to the next meeting of the County Committee, to signify the opinion of this committee relative to their uniting.

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this committee, that for the good order and safety of the county and town, a union should be effected between the two committees: Ordered, That all the members of this committee, attend at the next meeting of the County Committee, to acquaint them with the opinion of this committee.

Ordered, That notice be given to the white male inhabitants to meet on Monday next, at 10 o'clock, in the forenoon, at the Court House, to form themselves into companies of Militia, agreeable to a Resolve of the Congress lately held at Hillsborough; and that it be recommended to the inhabitants to have the officers chosen to each respective company on the same day.


Thursday, 16th, 1775.

Whereas this committee inadvertently nominated John DuBois and John Kirkwood as members of this committee, in the room of Samuel Campbell and Andrew Ronaldson, who declined serving in committee, instead of giving notice to the Freeholders to choose other persons in their place: Resolved, that the said nomination be void, and that the Order relative thereto be rescinded; and as many members have since declined serving, Ordered, that the Secretary issue notice thereof to the Freeholders, summoning them to meet at the Court House, to-morrow morning, at 10 o'clock, to appoint others in the place of those who declined.