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Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning recruitment for the Continental Army [Extract]
United States. Continental Congress
March 09, 1779
Volume 14, Page 5

R. BIGNALL TO GENL. SUMNER.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Extract of a Resolve of Congress, 9th March, 1779:

Resolved, That it be earnestly recommended to the several States to make up and complete their Respective Battalions, to their full complement by Drafts, or in any other manner they shall think proper, and that they have their Quotas of deficiencies ready to take the field, and to march to such places as the Commander in Chief shall direct, without delay. That a bounty of two hundred dollars, out of the Continental Treasury, shall be granted to each recruit, who, after the 23rd day of January, last, hath or shall enlist during the war; or in case the State shall have granted as great or greater Bounty, the said two hundred Dollars for every such recruit shall be passed to the credit of the State, respectively, for whose quota he shall be raised.

Truely extracted by
R. BIGNALL, Pro. Secty.