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Resolution by the North Carolina General Assembly concerning resignations by North Carolina officers
North Carolina. General Assembly
November 20, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 807-808

RESOLUTIONS OR N. C. LEGISLATURE AS TO RESIGNATION OF OFFICERS, NOV. 20, 1777.
[From Letters to Washington, No. 19, P. 349-50.]


State of North Carolina.


In the House of Commons 20th November 1777

Whereas, In the present critical situation of the American contest, It would be dishonourable to this State, highly injurious to the Public Service, and may possibly involve ill consequences of the most serious nature to America at large, that the Officers of the Troops raised as the Quota of this State for the Continental Army should quit their posts and resign the revered offices to which they have been appointed. and the Assembly from the representation of their Delegates having reason to apprehend that many Resignations may take place unless some measures are immediately adopted to prevent the same.

This House therefore, do, in the most positive and express manner, Resolve and declare that all, and every Officer of the Troops raised in the State of North Carolina who shall, unless for good and sufficient reasons certified to the Governor, to be such by the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, resign his Commission at this Critical period shall be held and deemed incapable of holding hereafter any office Civil or Military in the gift of this State; and it is further Resolved, that a Copy of this be forwarded by His Excellency the Governor to His Excellency General Washington,

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and that it also be published in the newspapers of this and the Neighboring States

A. NASH, S. C.
By Order
John Hunt, C. H. C.

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In the Senate November 20th 1777

Read & Concurred with

SAMl ASHE, S. S.

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Extract from the Journal

JOHN HUNT, C. H. C.

(Copy)