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Committee of Edenton Authorized to Appoint a Known Friend of American Independence


Wednesday, August 7, 1776.

Met according to adjournment.

Captain Hardy, owner of the Brig Betsey, bound on a voyage to Hamburg, on Continental service, having represented to this Board that he himself risks the vessel against the danger of the seas and the barratry of the masters, and that Gale and Colvert, nominated by this Board as proper persons to take the command of her, are strangers to him, and he apprehends unacquainted with those seas to which she is bound,

Resolved, That the former Resolution respecting this matter, so far as it relates to Gale and Colvert, be rescinded, and that the Committee of Edenton do appoint any known friend of American Independence to the command of the said Brig.

Resolved, That the Treasurers, or either of them, pay unto Mr˙ James Davis the sum of £125, being for the half year' s Salary due him the 1st day of June last, agreeable to an Act of Assembly, and be allowed in their Accounts with the publick.

Adjourned till tomorrow morning, eight o' clock.