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Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning the defense of South Carolina and Georgia
United States. Continental Congress
January 22, 1779
Volume 14, Page 254

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Resolve of Congress, 22d January, 1779, regarding Troops to be forwarded to Georgia. Rec'd 14th February, 1779.

In Congress, 22d January, 1779.

The Committee to whom was referred the Letter from Major Genl. Lincoln brought in a report; whereupon,

Resolved, That Letters be dispatched to their Excellencies, the Governors of Virginia and North Carolina, earnestly requesting them to press forward the relief formerly recommended by Congress to be sent from those States to South Carolina and Georgia, and such further assistance as may be requested by the commanding officer in the Southern Department, and that particular attention be paid to the arming them in the best manner and retaining them as long as the service shall render it necessary. And that the Governor of Virginia be requested to send forward to South Carolina such part of the regiment of artillery raised by the State of Virginia as may be spared, on that service.

Extract from the Minutes.

To the Governor of North Carolina.