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Minutes of the Wilmington Committee of Safety
Wilmington (N.C.). Committee of Safety
January 06, 1776
Volume 10, Pages 389-390

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

Saturday, January 6th, 1776.

At a meeting of the committee.

Present: John Ancrum, chairman; W. Wilkinson, deputy chairman; A. Maclaine, John Forster, Will. Ewins, John Kirkwood, John DuBois, James Geekie, Herrall Blackmore.

Mr. W. Campbell came into committee and presented a Letter from the Governor, requesting Mr Campbell to send down two or three barrels of flour, a tub of butter, and some vegetables.

Ordered, that Mr Campbell have leave to send down two barrels of flour, a tub of butter and some vegetables for His Excellency.

A. Maclaine produced a letter from the Governor to Capt. Maclean, ordering him as an half pay officer, to embark for England, and Capt. Maclean was of opinion, that should he wait on His Excellency, he might obtain leave to continue in this Province some time longer.

Resolved, that Capt. Maclean shall not have leave to wait on the Governor, but that he may write to the Governor, and that he shall shew the Letter to this committee, pursuant to a resolve of the Provincial Council.

Ordered, that the custom house officers do not clear out any vessels from this port hereafter, without leave from this committee, or some superior power, and that the officers be served with this order.

Pursuant to an order of this Committee, empowering certain persons therein named, or any three of them, to value the houses, buildings and enclosures in the town of Wilmington; a paper has been returned by seven of the said, purporting to be a valuation of the buildings, &c., in the said town; but as it appears that several of the said houses and buildings have been omitted; that many of the fixtures, particularly those in the Still-house of Harnett and Washington, have been totally overlooked; and the said valuers declared that they did not include the fences and inclosures in their valuation; this Committee have

Resolved, That the said valuation is incomplete, inasmuch that this order has not been complied with; and it is further

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Resolved, That John Cheeseborough, Andrew Ronaldson, James Blythe, Geo. Jacobs, Malatia Hamilton, Wm. Purviance and Henry Button, (or any three of them), be empowered to value all the said houses, buildings and inclosures in the said town, on oath; and that they be sworn before they enter upon said business; and that they value the houses of C. Harnett, Esq., above the town, and those of Wm. Hooper Esq., and the late Dr Green, below.