Thursday, February 9, 2012

Arms for North Carolina

On Feb. 9, 1776, learning that “a quantity of powder, arms and salt petre” had arrived, Congress “Resolved, That two tons of the powder now arrived [belonging to the United Colonies,] be returned to the committee of safety for Pen[n]sylvania, in part of that borrowed of them: 
 That the former order of Congress to grant one ton of gun powder to the colony of North Carolina, be answered out of the powder belonging to the continent now arrived.”

Worthington Chauncey Ford, ed., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789: Vol. 4: January 1-July 4, 1776 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1906), pages 124-125
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