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Manuscript minutes, dated 1774-1777, for the Committee of Observation and Inspection of Northampton County. Minutes record political actions, and financial and military matters of the Committee under the leadership of Lewis Gordon and others from December 21, 1774 until its final recorded meeting on August 14, 1777. The Committee was formed in Easton, PA as a local committee of observation that consisted of an elected representative from each township in Northampton County. The minutes also include the formation of a Committee of Correspondence that coordinated responses to the policies of British Parliament. Minutes are in the hand of Robert Traill, the Committee’s clerk. The Committee attended to public safety activities dealing with disorderly and disloyal conduct in Northampton County until the end of the Revolutionary War. It was responsible for managing the military, political, and financial matters of the County as self-government was gradually established.