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Spottsylvania County (Virginia) Committee



At a Committee for the County of Spottsylvania, held at the Town-House in Fredericksburgh, on Tuesday the ninth of May, 1775: Present twenty-six members:

FIELDING LEWIS, ESQ˙, in the Chair.

The Committee having before them a copy of the proceedings of Captain Patrick Henry, and other gentlemen, officers and volunteers under his command, concerning the Powder taken from the County Magazine, cordially approve of the same, and unanimously vote them their thanks for their prudent, firm, and spirited conduct on that occasion.

Resolved unanimously, That the easy acquisition of the Powder from the County Magazine in the City of Williamsburgh, by order of his Excellency the Governour, and the convenient situation of that City with respect to the Navy,render it unsafe to continue the publick Treasury at that place, and that it is the opinion of this Committee that the same ought to be removed to a place of greater safety,

Resolved, That Mr˙ Chairman, Charles Dick, James Mercer, Charles Mortimer, and George Thornton, gentlemen, do write to the Treasurer, requesting him to call a Convention of the Delegates for this Colony as soon as possible.