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Order for the Arrest of John Smith, Charged with Passing Counterfeit Money


Friday, August 2, 1776.

Met according to adjournment.

Resolved, That the three Wagons now at Whitfield' s Ferry, on Neuse River, be directed by Quartermaster-General Long to proceed to Captain Stephen Cobb' s, on Cotentnea Creek, and there to receive from said Stephen Cobb a full load of Bacon and Pork belonging to the publick, and proceed with the same to Wilmington, and deliver it to the said Quartermaster-General Long, or his order, and that he so dispose of the said Bacon and Pork either to the Commissaries, or to private persons, as he may judge most for the benefit of the publick.


Resolved, That Mr˙ Charles Bonfield, of Edenton, deliver out of the Publick Magazine in that Town to Captain Dennis Dauge twenty-five weight of Gunpowder, for the use of his Independent Company on the sea-coast in this Province.

Resolved, That John Smith, of Halifax County, be immediately brought before this Council for passing Counterfeit Money; that Mr˙ Philip Harney and Mr˙ William Harris be summoned to appear as witnesses at the same time; and that the Commanding Officer of said County see this resolution carried into execution.

Adjourned till tomorrow morning, eight o' clock.