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Minutes of the Pitt County Committee of Safety
Pitt County (N.C.). Committee of Safety
December 16, 1775
Volume 10, Pages 346-347

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

Martinborough December 16th 1775.

The Committee met.

Whereas the Committee of this County on the 17th day of July last made a contract with Capt. Paule White for the Importation of Powder and Lead, which contract has been complied with on the part of said Capt. Paule White, who hath laid his account before this Committee, wherein it appears that the vessel was seized on account of the powder, &c., but has delivered the powder and Lead &c.

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The Sloop Temperance which was seized on account of powder & Lead sent to the West Indies as per agreement with the Committee,

£450
0
0
To 717 ℔s. of powder @ 5s
£179
5
0
To 1,782 ℔s. of Lead @ 63e
56
2
6
To 8 casks for the Lead @ 2s
1
6
0
To 2 hogsheads for the powder @ 11s
1
2
0
£237
5
1
75 pr. ct. advance per agreement
177
19
2
£415
4
8
£865
4
8

The above account was Rendered by Capt. Paule White which is allowed.

Ordered that the president of this Committee transmitt a copy of the above accounts, and the agreements (with Capt. White Relitira [relating] thereto) to the provincial Council of this province for their approbation.

Ordered, That leave is given to overseers of Roads to warrant all people not complying with their Duty.

On motion John Bowers complained to this Committee, and made it appear that John Brady is indebted to him by note of hand three pounds two shillings proc. money, with [ ] that the said John Brady hath removed himself out of this county and it being made known to this Committee that Mr James Brady and William Brady are Indebted unto John Brady a sum sufficient to discharge the above note, recommended that James and Wm Brady discharge the above debt.

Recommended that all merchants and traders will not sell salt above five shills a bushel in this County unless any person or persons send their vessel hereafter in Ballast with Cash in order to Import that article, who will be Encouraged with a generous price.

The Committee being Informed that Capt. White hath a Quantity of powder ordered that Colo Robt. Salter & Arthur Forbes wait on said Capt. White and secure the same for the use of the Publick.

JOHN SIMPSON, Chair.