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Circular letters from the Continental Congress to state legislatures
United States. Continental Congress
January 09, 1777 - January 10, 1777
Volume 11, Page 361

FROM THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS.
[From Executive Letter Book.]


Baltimore, Jan'y. 9th 1777.

Gentlemen:

The enclosed resolves I am commanded by Congress to transmit to you, and to request your attention to them. From their great importance to the Army, they will naturally claim your best endeavors to carry them into execution, without any particular recommendation, or comment. I have only time to add, that I have the honor to be

Your most obed and very h'ble servt
JOHN HANCOCK, Presidt.

Hon'ble Convention of the State of North Carolina.

The necessity of filling up the Army with the utmost expedition has induced Congress to direct me to request that you will as soon as possible inform them what success the recruiting service has met with in your state towards raising the Troops required by a Resolve of the 10th of September, formally transmitted to you. I am therefore most earnestly to entreat your compliance with this Resolve as speedily as possible. I have the honour to be

Your most obed. serv't.,
JOHN HANCOCK, Pres't.

(The Resolves above alluded to recommended the appointment of Com'rs. to purchase pork and beef.)