His Excellency Abner Nash, Governor, &c., Newbern:
At a Council of War held this day at Head Quarters, at which all the field Officers of the Camp assisted, the Council, among other things, took into Consideration the Conduct of Col. James Blount, of the County of Chowan, and are unanimously of Opinion that, as he formerly resigned his Command to Genl. Gregory, & for some time Refused and Desisted to Act as Col. of the s'd County, he has no right to resume it at pleasure, & that his attempting so to do is Injurious to those who have steadily persevered in their duty, and ought therefore to take the rank of one who has often, if not always, Neglected to do his. We therefore Beg your Excellency will take this matter under your Consideration & Comply with the request made by Colo. Blount to Genl. Gregory by appointing some other Person Colo. of the County of Chowan in his Room.
Charles Blount is Lieut. Colo.