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Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning the defense of South Carolina
United States. Continental Congress
July 12, 1779
Volume 14, Page 326

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RESOLVES OF CONGRESS 12TH JULY, 1779, RESPECTING NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS.

North Carolina.
In Congress, 12th July, 1779.

The Committee to whom was referred an extract of a Letter from his Excellency, the Governor of North Carolina, to the Delegates of the said States, requesting that the troops of that State in the Continental Line may be ordered to march to the Southward for the defence of South Carolina, brought in a report; Whereupon,

Resolved, that the season of the year renders it dangerous to the lives of the men, and that it will in other respects be inexpedient to march the troops of North Carolina in the Continental Line from the main army to the Southern States, but that as soon as it can consistently be done Congress will cheerfully comply with the request of the said State. In the mean time Congress earnestly recommends it to the State of North Carolina to afford the army in South Carolina the reinforcements of which they stand in need, agreeable to their former recommendations.

Extract from the Minutes.

CHAS. THOMSON, Sec't.