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Minutes of the Continental Congress [Extract]
United States. Continental Congress
April 16, 1781
Volume 17, Page 1050

IN THE MATTER OF PAY OF N. C. OFFICERS TAKEN PRISONERS AT CHARLESTON.
[Extract.—Journals of Congress, Vol. III, P. 611. Ed. 1823.]

Monday, April 16, 1781.

“On a report of a Committee, &c.,

Resolved, That in settling the accounts of the officers returned from captivity; the auditors consider their pay to the first of August last, in bills of the old emissions, agreeable to the usual mode of paying the army; and from the said first day of August, till such officers returned from captivity or rejoined their corps, in bills of the new emission agreeable to the resolution of 18th March, 1780.

That subsistence money be allowed to the said officers, at the rate of 1-6th of a dollar per ration in specie; and that the monies paid to them by the commissary of prisoners, pursuant to former resolutions, be charged as so much advanced.”