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.
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.
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