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Minutes of the North Carolina Council of State
North Carolina. Council of State
February 15, 1779
Volume 22, Pages 954-955


State of North Carolina.
At a Council held at Kinston, 15th day February, 1779.

Present—The Honorables Joseph Leech, Edward Starkey, Robert Bignall and John Simpson, Esquires.

The Governor informed the Board that Colonel Nicholas Long, Deputy Quartermaster-General, had applied to him for money to purchase forage, etc.

Resolved, That the Governor be advised to grant a warrant on the Treasury in favor of Colonel Long for six thousand pounds, and that he account with the General Assembly for the same.

Resolved, That John Williams be appointed doorkeeper to this Board, in the absence of Evan Swann.

Resolved, That the Governor be advised to direct the Quartermaster of the State regiment to purchase seven wagons and teams, and that the Governor grant a warrant or warrants on the Treasury for such sum or sums as may be necessary for the same; and that the Governor be advised to direct Captain Caswell, of the Light Horse, to purchase a sufficient number of horses for the said troops, and that he draw on the Treasury for the expense of the same.

Resolved, That the Governor be advised to send to Brigadier-General Lock one thousand dollars under a guard of the Light Horse for the payment of the troops ordered to be raised in the Western parts of the State by a resolution of the last Assembly.

Resolved, That the Governor be advised to grant a warrant on the Treasury in favor of Captain William Burney for thirty-one pounds sixteen shillings for the expense of himself and guard in apprehending and bringing to Kinston three deserters from the Pitt detachment, now in service in the Southern States.

Resolved, That his Excellency be allowed to appoint Mr. John

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Allen to be Major to the State regiment, in the room of John Bush, who has resigned.

JOSEPH LEECH, President,
EDWARD STARKEY,
R. BIGNALL,
JOHN SIMPSON.