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Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning state quotas of troops for the war
United States. Continental Congress
December 10, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 669-670


By the United States in Congress Assembled,
December 10th, 1781.

Resolved,

That the Legislature of each State raise, at the Expense thereof in the first Instance, to be reimbursed by the United States, so many men as may be necessary to compleat the Quota assigned to such State, out of the Number of Land Forces agreed upon in the Resolution of the third and twenty-first Day of October, 1780, calculating the Deficiency upon the Number of Men whose Time of service will expire on or before the first Day of March, 1782.

Resolved,

That the Legislature of each State be called upon in the most pressing Manner to cause the Quota thereof, of Land forces to be compleated, and in the Field by the first Day of March next, and provide for replacing those Men whose Time of Service shall expire between the first Day of March, 1782, and the last Day of November in the said Year.

Resolved,

That it be recommended to the Legislature of each State to fill up the Quota of Land Forces by Inlistments for Three Years or during the War.

Resolved,

That such States as now have any Non-Commissioned Officers or Privates in any of the Regiments of Cavalry, legionary Corps, Artillery or Hazen's Regiment, be credited in their Quotas for such men according to the Numbers from Time to Time, for which purpose the Commander in Chief is hereby directed to specify such Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates to the States to which they formerly belonged in the Returns which he shall make to the States and in his Annual Return to Congress.

Resolved,

That the Commander in Chief cause Returns to be made as speedily as possible, to the Legislature of each State, as well of the Number whose Time of Service expire before the first Day of March,

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1782, as of those whose Time of Service will expire on or before the last Day of November in the Year aforesaid.

(Extract from the Minutes.)

CHAS. THOMPSON, Secry.

North Carolina,
Dec., '81.