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Resolution by the North Carolina House of Commons concerning exportation of provisions
North Carolina. General Assembly
April 18, 1780
Volume 15, Page 196


State of North Carolina,
In the House of Commons, 18 April, 1780.

Whereas, it is suggested to this House that a quantity of provisions, and several articles of foreign produce, which may be wanted for the use of the army, are about to be exported out of this State if the same should not be prevented; Therefore,

Resolved, that His Excellency the Governor be requested to issue a Proclamation prohibiting the Exportation or Transportation (except for the use of the army) of every species of Provision and of all kinds of Imported Commodities of Foreign produce or Manufacture, either by Land or water, And that the Naval Officers, Justices of Peace and all other Civil officers be required to see the said Proclamation have its due effect.

THOS. BENBURY, S. C.
By Order,
John Hunt, C. H. C.