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Minutes of the Rowan County Committee of Safety
Rowan County (N.C.). Committee of Safety
August 07, 1776
Volume 10, Page 730

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

Rowan County.

In Committee 7th Augt, 1776.

Whereas, Ambrose Mills now in the common Gaol of said county has at sundry times expressed his inclination and by his conduct appeared some time past active to induce the good people of this country to take up Arms and co-operate with the Indians in subjugating these United States, therefore

Resolved, That the publick Gaoler in said county do immediately confine the said Ambrose Mills in the Criminals' Room in said Gaol. And that the said Gaoler by all means in his power prevent the said Mills corresponding with any person by letter or otherwise.

Signed by Order.

Wm SHARP, Secy.