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Letter from the North Carolina Provincial Council to Thomas Polk and John Phifer
North Carolina. Provincial Council
March 05, 1776
Volume 11, Page 286

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[From Ms. Records in Office of Secretary of State]
Copied from Letter Sent to Colo. Thos. Polk & Major John Phifer

New Bern 5 March 1776

Gentlemen

We take the Liberty to inclose a resolve of our Council wherein they have recommended to you, immediately to recruit Seven hundred & Fifty men to be formed into a Regiment on the Continental Establishment. The appointment of the Field Officers Capt; & Subalterns is Left to the Provincial Congress who are directed to meet at Halifax the 2nd of next Month. And you may be assured, that it is the intention of this Board, to recommend Colo. Polk as Lieut. Col. & Major Phifer as a Major of 1st Regiment—We have not the least doubt Gentlemen of your exerting yourselves to the utmost on this important Services and are with great regard

Gent.
Your most Obed Servt.
Signed by order of the Prov. Council
C. HARNETT Presd