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Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning Horatio Gates' command of the Southern Department of the Continental Army
United States. Continental Congress
June 14, 1780
Volume 14, Pages 851-852

RESOLUTIONS IN CONGRESS.

In Congress, June 14th, 1780.

Resolved, that Major General Gates be and he is hereby authorized to call on the States of Virginia, North & South Carolina and Georgia for such Aids of Militia and supplies as he shall

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deem necessary; And it is recommended to the Governments of the said States to comply with such requisitions.

That Major General Gates be and he is hereby authorized to appoint a deputy Adjutant Genl., a deputy Paymaster General, & all other Staff Officers necessary for the organization of the Southern Army, the said officers to remain in Service until the pleasure of Congress is known.

That Major General Gates be and he is hereby authorized and empowered to take such measures from time to time for the defence of the Southern States as he shall think most proper. And it is earnestly recommended to the Governments of the said States to give every assistance in their power for carrying such measures into execution.

Extract from the Minutes.

CHAS. THOMSON, Secy.