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Minutes of the Continental Congress [Extract]
United States. Continental Congress
February 05, 1777
Volume 11, Page 706

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[Journals of Congress, Vol. II, P. 32.]

February 5, 1777.

(Extract)

Resolved, That a brigadier be appointed for the troops in North Carolina, and that his rank be determined when the other general officers for the army are elected:

The ballot being taken, Francis Nash, esq., was elected.

Resolved, That brigadier Nash use his personal influence in the western part of that State, and, by every means in his power, stimulate the inhabitants to inlist, and to urge the recruiting officers to be active in their duty, as it is a matter of much importance to the common cause, that the six regiments, formerly raised in North Carolina, should be filled up, and the three lately ordered, recruited to their full complement, before the 15th day of March next.