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Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning the defense of South Carolina
United States. Continental Congress
November 16, 1776
Volume 10, Page 912

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Resolves of the Continental Congress.

In Congress, Novr 16th, 1776.

Resolved, That it be recommended to the Convention of North Carolina to station General Moore with the Regular Troops under his Command in such parts of that State or of the State of South Carolina, where they will be in a capacity to render immediate and seasonable assistance to their friends in South Carolina & that they may be upon the spot to oppose the Enemy when, & wheresoever they shall attempt to make their landing good in that State, & that the Convention of North Carolina do immediately at the Continental Expence embody five thousand militia to compleat any military operations already begun by General Moore to defend the State of North Carolina, or march to the relief of their neighbours in South Carolina, or Virginia where there shall be most occasion for their support.

By order of Congress.

JOHN HANCOCK, Presidt.