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Minutes of the Pitt County Committee of Safety
Pitt County (N.C.). Committee of Safety
January 23, 1776 - January 24, 1776
Volume 10, Pages 422-423

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


Martinborough, 23d January, 1776.

The Committee mett.

Ordered that certificate issue to Capt Armstrong for his Company of minit men, and that the Chairman assign the same as soon as the services Directed are performed.

On motion Major Geo. Evans have leave to Raise a company of Volunteers in this County the company to choose their Commissioned Officers and to train twelve months to march upon orders Received from the Provincial Congress or such part in authority under them, to be paid and provided for when ordered into actual services by those who have authority over them & they be exempt from working upon the Roads.

Adjourned till to morrow.

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Mett according to adjournment.

Mr. Chairman produced a Receipt from discharging this county of a former contract with Capt. Paul White for ammunition and ordered to be filed.

Ordered that Mr Chairman give a Receipt for arms Received from Mr Robt Jameson for the use of the Continental Army.

Received from the Committee of Safety Resolves for the Inhabitants of this Court to sign the Association & Test, & likewise from the Council of Safety the same, & Recommended to the several Capt. of the Militia to see it put in force & that the Clerk furnish each Capt. with a copy of the list.

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Mr Chairman laid before the Committee a letter from the Committee for the District of Newbern relating to John Tison. Ordered to be filed.

Mr. Chairman produced a Receipt from Majors Batton & Gorham for a Quantity of ammunition. Ordered to be filed.

Mr Chairman reported that he Recd 150½ yds [ ] came in the sloop Temperance & ordered that the Chairman pay Mr Rother Leathem or order 16d per yd for the same.

Mr Chairman laid before the Committee a letter from the Committee for the District of Edenton & a Recpt for powd for the use of the same. Ordered to be filed.

On motion Recommended to Mr Pettit & Mr Kennady to choose persons to settle their affairs.

JOHN SIMPSON Chairmn.