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Orders from Charles Lee concerning recruitment for the South Carolina and Georgia army battalions
Lee, Charles, 1731-1782
September 08, 1776
Volume 10, Pages 795-796

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Genl Orders by Genl Lee.

Charles Town, Sepr 8th, 1776.

As it is of the utmost importance to the Common Interest of America that the Sth Carolina and Georgia Battalions should be compleated, as soon as possible, Genl Lee in Capacity of Continental Commander of the Southern District gives full Authority to the Officers of the South Carolina and Georgia Battalions, to engage into the service of their Regimts any soldiers or non commissioned officers of the Regiments of Virginia and North Carolina, on Condition that they pay unto the hands of the Colonels, or the commanding

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Officer of the Regimt which the soldier, or non Commissioned Officers quit, the Bounty Money, which is now allowd to recruits, and settle the accounts which subsists between such soldiers, Non Commissioned Officers and their Captains. Drummers and Fiffers, are not allowed to be Ingaged.

(Signed) CHAS. LEE,
Major Genl and Commander of the Southern District.