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Letter from Samuel Weldon to Richard Caswell, including minutes of a North Carolina Militia court-martial
Weldon, Samuel, ca. 1730-1782
April 10, 1778
Volume 13, Page 397

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LIEUT. COL. WELDON TO HIS EXCELLENCY RICHARD CASWELL.
[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]


Halifax, 10th 1778.

Sir:

Inclosed is a decree of the court martial held at Halifax the fifth of April which I am Requested to send you in order if you think proper, to have laid before the Assembly. If they think fit to make a new arrangement of the field Officers I refer you to our members of Assembly to nominate the persons. I am Sir

Your Humble Servt.
SAMUEL WELDON.

In court Martial Samuel Weldon President.

Major Geddy produced a certificate signed by Hardy Murfrey Major the 2nd No. Carolina Battalion Siting forth that Colo. Willis Alston had produced him an able body man to Serve as a Soldier in order to exempt himself and one M. Right from militia duty, as Mr. Alston Desired Major Geddy to produce the said certificate in case there should be a draft, and that general, in order to excuse himself from said Draft The court Request the President to write to the Governor to supersede the said Alston.

True Copy.

THOS. COLEMAN, C. C. M.