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Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning the defense of South Carolina
United States. Continental Congress
September 20, 1779 - September 21, 1779
Volume 14, Page 343

RESOLVE OF CONGRESS FOR DETACH'G NO. CARO. TROOPS TO JOIN GENL. LINCOLN 20TH, SEPT., 1779.


In Congress, September 20th, 1779.

Resolved, That it is expedient and necessary to detach the North Carolina troops now at or near West point to join the troops under the command of Major General Lincoln in South Carolina, and that the pleasure of Congress be signified thereon to the Commander-in-Chief.


September 22d.

Resolved, That the North Carolina troops be ordered to proceed by the most expeditious route to South Carolina.

Resolved, That it be earnestly recommended to the Governor of the State of North Carolina to use every means to prevent the desertion of the said troops whilst marching through the State. And that he at the same time take such measures as will be most effectual for filling up the said battalions to their full complement of men, but that the march of the troops be on no account delayed for this or any other purpose.

Extract from the Minutes.

CHAS. THOMSON, Sect'y.
To Gov. North Carolina.