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Memorandum from John Harvey to Arthur Dobbs concerning the Perquimans County Militia
Harvey, John, 1725?-1775
December 17, 1754
Volume 22, Pages 361-362


North Carolina,
Perquimans County.

To His Excellency Arthur Dobbs, Esqr., Captain General & Commander in Chief, in & over the said Province:

In Obedience unto your Excellency’s Instructions I have Inclosed your Excellency an Exact Muster Roll of the Regiment of Perquimans County & a Separate List of the Several Field Officers and Captains in said Regiment According to their Seniority, & Describing the District of each Company.

As to the third Article in said Instructions beg leave to acquaint your Excellency that there is no Officers Dead Since the Commissions granted by the Honble. Matthew Rowan, President; nor any

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Removed out of the Regiment Except Colonel John Rieusset, who may be Expected in May next at farthest.

The fifth Article beg leave to Answer that there is no Arms nor Ammunition from his Majesty’s Stores belonging to the said Regiment; nor is there any Indians in the neighborhood of our Regiment.

The Defects of the Militia Law with such further Necessary Regulations is most humbly Submitted to your Excellency.

By Your Excellency’s most Dutiful & Obedient Servant,
JOHN HARVEY.

Decr. 17th, 1754.

Endorsement: Perquimans—