The Committee to whom was referred the Letter from Major Genl. Lincoln brought in a report; whereupon,
Resolved, That Letters be dispatched to their Excellencies, the Governors of Virginia and North Carolina, earnestly requesting them to press forward the relief formerly recommended by Congress to be sent from those States to South Carolina and Georgia, and such further assistance as may be requested by the commanding officer in the Southern Department, and that particular attention be paid to the arming them in the best manner and retaining them as long as the service shall render it necessary. And that the Governor of Virginia be requested to send forward to South Carolina such part of the regiment of artillery raised by the State of Virginia as may be spared, on that service.
Extract from the Minutes.