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Letter from Rowan County (North-Carolina) Committee


In Congress, Wednesday, November 22, 1775,

Mr˙ President adjourned the meeting of the Congress to six o' clock, in the evening.

In Congress, Wednesday evening, November 22, 1775.

The Congress met according to adjournment. And yesterday' s Journal was read.

Read a Letter from the Committee of Rowan County, North-Carolina, dated October 23, 1775, recommending that no trade or intercourse be carried on with persons who cannot produce certificates of their being friends to the American cause.

Read also, a Letter from Captain Edward Blake, of this day' s date, enclosing a certificate of the value, by appraisement, of six Schooners, sunk on the bars of Hog Island Creek, and the Marsh Channels, to obstruct the passage of ships of war through those channels, amounting to four thousand five hundred Pounds.

Ordered, That Mr˙ President do issue his Warrant for payment of the said sum of four thousand five hundred Pounds, to Captain Blake, in order to pay for said Schooners.

And a Warrant was issued accordingly.

Read a Letter from Clement Lempriere, Esq˙, declining to take upon him the command of the ship to which he had been appointed by this Congress.

Adjourned to nine o' clock, to-morrow morning.