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Letter from William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, and John Penn to the North Carolina Council of Safety
Hooper, William, 1742-1790; Hewes, Joseph, 1730-1779; Penn, John, 1740 or 1-1788
August 09, 1776
Volume 10, Page 740

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from the North Carolina Delegates in the Continental Congress to the North Carolina Council of Safety.


In Congress.

Resolved that the pay of the Regimental Surgeons be augmented to thirty-three dollars and one-third of a dollar a month.

Resolved that a Chaplain be appointed to each Regiment in the Continental army and their allowance be increased to thirty-three dollars and one-third of a dollar a month.

Resolved that a Bounty of ten dollars be given to every non-commissioned officer and soldier who will enlist to serve for the term of three years.

Extract from the Minutes.

Chas Thomson, Sect'y.

Gentlemen,

The above Resolves being interesting to our Province we have thought it our duty to send copies of the same duly authenticated.

We are with great Respect, Gentlemen,
Your most Obed. Hum. Servts,
Wm HOOPER,
JOSEPH HEWES,
JOHN PENN.

August 9th, 1776.