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Minutes of the Wilmington Committee of Safety
Wilmington (N.C.). Committee of Safety
November 13, 1775
Volume 10, Page 328

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

Monday, November 13th 1775.

At an occasional meeting of the Committee.

Present: John Ancrum, Chairman; Charles Jewkes, John Forster, James Geekie, William Wilkinson, Henry Toomer, Peter Mallett, John Kirkwood.

Mr. Chairman produced a Letter from Richd Quince, Esq., of Brunswick, purporting that a Man of War and a Ship, with Transports (or Troops), were arrived at Fort Johnston.

On reading the above Letter it was Ordered, that Messrs. Forster, Mallett, Wilkinson and Jewkes, go round the town and examine the arms that may be in each Family; after reserving one gun for each white man that may be in the House, the remainder shall be valued by the above Gentlemen, and a receipt given for them, mentioning their value. Those who have new Guns to dispose of shall be allowed three for one (in order to obtain an immediate supply of arms on this immergent occasion) a receipt shall also be given for such Guns on account of the public, and for the use of the first Regiment under the command of Col. James Moore.

On application from Capt. John Walker Ordered, that 56 pounds of Gunpowder, and 221 pounds of Lead, be immediately delivered to Capt. Walker to be sent to the Camps at Bernard's Creek, and Capt. Walker's receipt for the same.