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Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning the organization of the North Carolina Regiments of the Continental Army
United States. Continental Congress
May 28, 1778
Volume 15, Pages 710-711


In Congress,
May 28th, 1778.

Resolved, That the non-Commissioned Officers and other men belonging to the Battalions of the State of North Carolina now in Camp be forthwith reduced and formed by the Commander-in-Chief into as many Battalions as they will compleat, according to the Number composing the old Battalions; and that such new formed Battalions be officered agreeably to the new arrangements of the Battalions; and that all the supernumerary officers be immediately ordered to return to the State of North Carolina to officer the men raised by that State to compleate their quota of the Continental Battalions there to remain for the further order of Congress.

Resolved, That the State of North Carolina be required to fill up four Battalions and no more upon the new establishment in addition to those now at Camp, and to officer the same with such of their Continental Officers as may be ordered from camp as supernumeraries

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of the Battalions there, or as are within the State of North Carolina, or with such other persons as they shall think proper; and that the said four Battalions remain within the State of North Carolina at such places as the Governor shall direct until the further order of Congress.

Resolved, That the Officers who have been appointed by the State of North Carolina to battalions raised by that State and who shall not be annexed either to their battalions in camp or to one of the said four battalions, shall not be considered as in the service of these United States, but as dismissed therefrom.