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Newbern, North-Carolina, Committee


Committee Chamber, July 21, 1775.

The Committee taking into consideration the unaccountable behaviour and conduct of Mr˙ Reed, in deserting his congregation yesterday, when almost all ranks and denominations of Christians among us were assembled at the church, by order of the Continental Congress, to humiliate ourselves before God, by fasting and prayer, to avert from us his heavy judgments now hanging over us; have resolved, that the vestry of this Parish be earnestly requested to suspend the said James Reed from his ministerial function in the said Parish, and that they immediately direct their church-wardens to stop payment of the said Mr˙ Reed' s salary as Minister of the said Parish.