WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE QUARTERLY
HISTORICAL MAGAZINE. Vol. VI APRIL, 1898. NO. 4
On the 13th of January, 1775, the Committee of Safety consisted of John Scarsbrook Wills (chairman), Josiah Parker, Brewer Godwin, Arthur Smith, the Rev. Henry John Burgess, John Mallory, Tristam Norsworthy, Jr., William Davis, Goodrich Wilson, and Nathaniel Burwell; Francis Young (clerk).
On the 17th of January there also appeared Richard Hardy, Thomas Pierce, John Day, and Timothy Tynes.
On the 15th of May there was added John Driver, Joshua Council, Thomas Fearne, Mills Wilkinson, Edmund Godwin, Joseph Cutchin, Henry Pitt, Jethro Gale, William Jordan, and Thomas Smith.
July 27, 1775, "George Purdie, merchant of the town of
Smith- field, charged at a former meeting with violating the Continental
Association, and being summoned to appear here this day to answer the said
charge, he informed the committee he would appear, but that he had been informed
that he was to be tarred and feathered, guilty or not guilty."