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Resolutions by the Continental Congress concerning the defense of South Carolina
United States. Continental Congress
May 07, 1779
Volume 14, Page 298

RESOLVE OF CONGRESS, 7TH MAY, 1779.

In Congress, May 7th, 1779.

The Committee to whom was referred the Letter from the Lieut. Governor of South Carolina, brought in report; whereupon,

Resolved, that the recruits, lately raised and raising in Virginia, to compleat the said State's quota of troops for the Continental army be ordered with all possible expedition to join the Southern army in South Carolina.

Resolved, that the State of North Carolina be earnestly requested to compleat its quota of troops in the most expeditious mode, and that the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth continental regiments, raised in that State, be employed in the Southern Service.

Extract from the Minutes,

CHAS. THOMPSON, Sect'y.