Your Excellency's Proclamation for calling the Officers, &c., to attend the General Assembly now sitting, never came to my knowledge before the 18th day of the month. The shortness of the time and some other Circumstances renders it almost impossible that I could attend before it would be probable the House would rise; I
Enclosed is a List of such Soldiers as I have signed for chiefly for these three Lower Counties.
Luke Lamb Farrell, Lieut., William Carlton, Lieut., Thomas Mann, Samuel Nichols, Sterling Dean, Isaac Sanderlin, Levi Sanderlin (deserted but joined again, discharged by Col. Lamb, which discharge I have), Thomas Jennings, Hodges Beneham, John Gilbert, Geo. Burges, John Relfe, Isaac Gallope, Frankland Trueet, Jona. Sexton, William Harrington, Jabiz Spence, William Sexton, Isaac Litten, Robert Jackson, Levi Wright, Thomas Walden, Willoughby Crisp, Joseph Case.
The following eleven in Number called on Captain Joseph Ferebee to justify, Luke Sylvester, Thomas Frenton, Mal. Valentine, Thomas Caton, John Lutts, Joseph Hanners, Ned Thomson, Willoughby Thomson, Loto. Trueet, Christo Clinch & James Powers, William Woodly. Justified by Capt. Howell Tatom, Griffith Darige, Jacob Darige, John Conway, Clement Godfrey, Willis Gregory, John Wyatt, Emanuel Marshall, William Parr, Malack White, Jacob Bennett, Caleb Saunders, Josiah Miller, John Brent, Collin Saunders, John Campbell, Timothy Ward, Lemuel Halstead, Caleb Hanners, James Jinkings, Henry Morrisse, Solomon Campbell, George Williamson, William Mahones, Samuel Burnham, John Leefman, Thomas Garrat, (this one deserted after serving three Years and four months but it being made appear to me that he enlisted only for three years, I ventured to sign his account in order to do him justice, which I yet conceive to be no injury to the State.)
The foregoing is nearly a State of my proceedings between the State and the line except a few, & very few signed at New Bern under the Justification of Capt. McNeese & signed first by him. Now I am willing and would wish that all impositions may be debated and if any has been done thro' me it was not knowingly or Interestedly, as I have never purchased but two Accounts, both Small; I can also bring Vouchers or living Witnesses to make it appear if called upon, at any other time.