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Letter from George Washington to James Hogun
Washington, George, 1732-1799
September 16, 1778
Volume 13, Page 482

SECR'Y HARRISON TO COLO JAMES HOGUN OF NORTH CAROLINA.
[U. S. State Dept. Army Returns. Vol. 31, P. 33.]

Sir:

With the money you drew yesterday from the paymaster General, you will use your best endeavours to inlist the Drafts from North Carolina under your command, to serve for three years or during the War in the army of these United States. To facilitate the Inlistments you will put the money into the Hands of such officers as you may judge proper for the occasion.

Each Draft inlisting, in either case is to be paid a bounty of twenty Dollars. Besides this he will receive the usual allowance of clothing & of land. Where the Inlistment is for three years it is to commence and to be accounted from the expiration of the time of service for which the party inlisting stands now engaged. You nor the Officers appointed by you, are not to inlist the Drafts or Soldiers belonging to any but your own State. The names of the men who inlist, the time when and the terms for which they engaged, whether for three years or during the War, are all to be particularly noted and set down, that there may not be any disputes or mistakes respecting the same.

By His Exy commd.
ROB. H. HARRISON,
Secy.

Head Qrs Sept 16, 1778.