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Wilmington, N.C. Safety Committee:

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SAFETY COMMITTEE: FOR THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON, N. C. FROM 1774 TO 1776- PRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL RECORD.

Thomas Loring, Raleigh, N.C.: 1844 76pp, disbound, scattered spotting, foxed, Good+. The first printing of these Proceedings. The Committee seeks by moral suasion and not-so-gentle peer pressure to prohibit the importation of British goods into North Carolina, in accordance with resolutions of the Continental Congress; and to ban "every species of extravagance and dissipation, especially all horse-racing, and all kinds of gaming, cock-fighting, exhibitions of shows and plays and other expensive diversions and entertainments." Those who fail to cooperate are threatened with public exposure and obloquy. One Hereld Blackmore is persuaded to return to Granada certain slaves whom he brought into Carolina. Merchants are exhorted not to raise prices on increasingly scarce goods. Hoarders of gunpowder are asked to make it available at reasonable prices for defense of the town. Efforts to keep the Negroes disarmed and "in order" are reported. With resolutions, proclamations, and preparation for war. FIRST EDITION. Thornton 15024. Gephart 9236. Not in Sabin, Decker, Eberstadt.


Book Id: 15918

Price: $275.00

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