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[229] They brought three thousand stand of arms, with
Chap. LV.} 1775. Dec.
which Dunmore had promised to embody negroes and Indians enough to reduce all Virginia to submission. Martin of North Carolina despatched a tender to claim his part of the arms, and a thousand were made over to him.

The governor sent a flag of truce on shore to inquire if he and the fleet might be supplied with fresh provisions; and was answered in the negative. Showing his instructions to Belew, the captain of the Liverpool, who now commanded the king's ships in the Chesapeake, the two concurred in opinion, that Norfolk was ‘a town in actual rebellion, accessible to the king's ships;’ and they prepared to carry out the king's instructions for such ‘a case.’

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