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Minutes of the Continental Congress [Extracts]
United States. Continental Congress
April 15, 1777 - February 10, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 717-718

[Journals of Congress, Vol. II. p. 94.]

April 15th, 1777.


Resolved, That an allowance of 125 dollars a month be made to brigadier general Robert Howe, to commence at the time he was left by major-general Lee, to command in South Carolina and Georgia; the said allowance being considered as necessary to defray the expenses of his table while he commands there, and to continue so long as he shall be in such command.


[Idem p. 297.]

October 20, 1777.

Resolved, That brigadier Gen. Robert Howe, be promoted to the rank of major-general in the army of the United States. That Gen. R. Howe's letter of August the 29th last, relating to the general hospital in South Carolina, be referred to the medical committee.

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[Idem p. 438.]

February 10, 1778.

The delegates from North Carolina laid before Congress a resolution of the general assembly of that state, recommending Col. Jethro Sumner and Col. Thomas Clark, of the North Carolina forces to be elected brigadiers.