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Minutes of a court of inquiry concerning discharges in the Third North Carolina Regiment of the Continental Army
November 22, 1777
Volume 11, Page 811

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE COURT OF ENQUIRY 1777.

Headquarters 22 day Novb. 1777

A Court of Enquiry to Sit to Enquire into the Enlistment of Sundry Soldiers in the 3rd No. Carolina Batalion Who Claim Their Discharges. By Order of Colo. Jethro Sumner.

Members
Maj. Dixon President
Captains
Brinkley
Ballard
Lieuts
Wood
Linton
Yarborough
Faun
Hart
Clendinin

Thos. Bennet Being one of the Soldiers Say he was Enlisted for only one year & a half by Chamberlin Rudson who being Called On before the Court Refused to Sweare he was Sworn in for Any Limited Time, the Court is therefore of Opinion he is not Entitled to his Discharge. Benja. Bridges also Claimed his discharge but Acknowledged he took the Oath agreeable to Resolve of Congress the Court is therefore of Opinion that he shall serve two years & Half. John Young Also Claimed his Discharge but agrees he was Sworn at the same time Bridges was Sworn and by the Same Oath, the Court is therefore of Opinion he shall serve two years & a half. Shadrick Medlen also Claimed his discharge and says he had a deposition of the man's Oath that Enlisted him and he gave it to Colo. Jethro Sumner.

Henry Wiggins also Claimed his Discharge but as Mr. Redins Enlisted him & he not Present their Cannot be anything Dun in it.