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Commission to appoint Dempsey Gregory as a captain in the Continental Army
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
April 19, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 718-719

[State of North Carolina.]

{Seal of the
State of
N. Carolina}

To Demcey Gregory Gentln, Greeting.

We, reposing special Trust and Confidence in your Patriotism, Valour, Conduct, and Fidelity, do by these Presents constitute and appoint you to be Captain of a Company in a Regiment Commanded by Colonel Abraham Sheppard to be raised in this State for the defence of American Liberty, and for repelling every hostile Invasion thereof. You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the Duty of Captain by doing and performing all manner of Things thereunto belonging. And we do strictly charge and require all officers and soldiers under your Command to be obedient to your Orders as Captain. And you are to observe and follow such Orders, and Directions, from Time to Time, as you shall receive from your Superior Officers, according to the Rules and Discipline of War, in pursuance of the Trust reposed in you.

Witness Richard Caswell, Esq; Governor, Captain-General, and Commander in Chief, in and over the said State, under his Hand and Seal at Arms, at New Bern, the Nineteenth day of April Anno Domini 1777, and in the first year of our Independence.

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By His Excellency's Command
E. Glasgow Sec.