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Account of income and expenses of the Wilmington Committee of Safety for 1775 and 1776
Wilmington (N.C.). Committee of Safety
October 29, 1776
Volume 10, Pages 436-439

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Proceedings of the Safety Committee at Wilmington.
Cash Received for Account of this Committee.
1775.
March 7
Rec'd for sundry fines, per the Minister of the committee this day
£4
0
0
do on the sale of sundry goods per do
23
14
5
13
do of Corn's Harnett, esq., for his subscription for purchasing gunpowder per do
25
0
0
May 20
do for sundry fines per do
3
3
0
June 20
do do from Bladen County by the hands of Nathaniel Richardson, good bills including one of J. Ashe's
36
11
2
1 bill counterfeit
2
0
0
do from Corn's Harnett to purchase gunpowder,
5
0
0
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June 20.
do do Rec'd from J. Walker to purchasing gunpowder,
£5
0
0
do do Wm. Campbell do
5
0
0
do do do do Henry Toomer do
5
0
0
do do Robert Bannerman do
2
0
0
do do Jona. Dunbibin do
1
0
0
do do Jas. Moore do
5
0
0
do do Wm. Wilkinson do
5
0
0
do do Jno. Forster do
2
10
0
do do F's Brice do
2
10
0
do do Dr. Geekie do
1
10
0
do do J. Kennedy do
5
6
do do Jno. Robeson do
2
10
0
do do Jno. Cruden do
2
10
0
do do Fra's Clayton do
5
0
0
do do Rich'd Bradley do
1
0
0
do do Jno. Slingsby do
5
0
0
do do Dr. Cobham do
2
10
0
July 9.
do do Peter Mallett do
2
10
0
do do Wm. Jones, jr do
10
0
0
1776
Aug. 1.
Rec'd of Geo. Moore, esq. his subscription
20
0
0
Jan. 25
of Henry Young as per certificates from the Provincial Council on the Treasurer,
206
0
0
£391
12
1
Cash Paid for Account of the Committee.
1775
March 7
Paid Owen Kenan the balance due him by the Committee appointed to receive the donations for the poor of Boston
£5
0
0
Paid James Grant for 10 days attendance on on the Committee, this day included at 8s.
4
0
0
do for writing paper
2
8
do Wm. Mactier, last March for gunpowder 3s. per ℔. 200℔s
30
0
0
do James Harper's boy for his expenses on two expresses
1
10
0
do James Harper his account for boy and horse for two expresses
4
0
0
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March 7.
Paid Jas. Grant for 6 days attendance on Committee 8s
£2
8
0
do for paper
2
8
June 20
do Burgwin, Humphrey & Co. for gunpowder at 3s. per ℔. 350
52
10
0
do John Slingsby for do. at 3s. per ℔. 50 ℔s
7
10
0
do for cleaning out the Court House to Jas Grant
2
6
July 5
do for a trunk to keep books and papers in
18
0
do for gilt and common paper
5
8
do Leehans DeKeyser for his boys expenses to Onslow express
1
6
8
8
do Adam Boyd for printing, &c
5
4
8
9
do G. & T. Hooper for 1 set of bullet moulds
2
15
0
11
do for 4 quires paper
8
0
12
do John Blythe for an express to Anson
2
8
0
do for candles
1
6
12
do Mr. DeKeyser's Quosh for expenses to New River express
1
0
0
15
do Mr. Harper's boy to go express to Bladen
1
0
0
do for a pair of shears to cut balls and paper
4
6
do for rum for the people casting balls
4
0
do Mr. Doherty for 23℔s. low mould shot
11
6
0
do Richard Bradley for 2 bls. pork
7
10
0
do Jno. DuBois for 50℔s. shot
1
5
0
18
do expenses making cartridges
1
5
4
do Andrews for bread for his people
7
0
do Leeh. DeKeyser for furnishing two expresses,
6
8
0
do James Harper for an express to Bladen
1
12
0
do Jona. Dunbibin for bread
1
12
6
do James Grant in part for attendance
1
0
0
do Yelverton Fowkes for 1 barrel of gunpowder 133½ lbs. at 3s. 6d
23
6
9
do for wax
3
0
do for Harper's boy
5
0
do for an inkstand
3
4
do Cash for an express omitted
10
0
Aug. 10
do Hogg & Campbell for flour
3
15
10
12
do James Grant in full
9
4
0
do Jno. Robeson for Middlings
2
1
9
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Aug. 12.
Paid Mr. Harper's boy to carry the Onslow and Newbern express
£
5
0
do Charles Jewkes for 300 flints at 8s.
1
4
0
do Richard Player for moulding balls
3
0
0
do Henry Toomer for beef
9
2
9
do John Lyon for 6 casks bread
9
6
0
do Geo. McCulloh for beef
2
6
5
In hand, a counterfeit bill from Bladen
2
0
0
“ “ “ “ one of J. Ashe's notes,
2
0
0
1776
Jan. 26
do for guns as per account No. 1
7
1
0
do “ “ “ “ “ “ 2
84
5
10
do for 7 lbs. brimstone sent to Ralph Miller at 6d,
3
6
do for 20 yds. Osnaburgs at 2s.
2
0
0
do for 2 weights
3
4
do for a large Mortar and Pestle 54 lbs. at 6d
1
7
0
do James Grant in part for attendance
10
0
30
do Richard Player for repairing 1 gun more than in the account rendered against the public,
5
0
Feb'y 1
do John Robeson for saltpetre
8
11
8
14
do James Grant per Rec't
8
0
0
April 4
do do do
1
0
0
do James Harper in part of his account
15
0
0
deducted for the fines of Fran's Clayton and William Jones, which were not paid to me tho' entered to the credit of the Committee,
16
0
12
do John Walker
12
0
0
19
do James Wilson, one of the South Carolina Recruits
5
0
0
27
do Henry Toomer for negro hire
3
12
0
May 2
do two men who escaped from the Men of War,
4
0
0
13
do three men who escaped from do
1
4
0

John Ancrum appointed and chosen by a majority of the members, as Chairman, and William Wilkinson, Deputy Chairman; this 29th October, 1776.