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Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety
North Carolina. Council of Safety
August 23, 1776
Volume 11, Pages 345-346


Wake Aug. 23rd 1776.

Sir,

We beg leave to inclose to you some Resolutions of Congress relative to the Continental Troops in this State, and an Extract from Messrs Hooper Hewes and Pen's Letter to us.—

We are happy in the prospect of having our brave Soldiers armed against the Inclemency of the approaching Seasons—the Severity of a Winter Campaign, which we are taught on all hands to expect;

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and therefore we recommend to you to take the proper steps for completing the Continental Battalions. You will observe that the Light Horse are put upon Continental Establishment. No material News either from the North, or the West. Washington's Letter which you will receive herewith, will shew you the situation of the army at New York &c.—

We are,
Sir.