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Minutes of a North Carolina Militia Council of War
North Carolina. Militia. Council of War (Armstrong)
October 19, 1780
Volume 15, Pages 123-124

No. 2.

State of No. Carolina,
Surry County.

Camp at Abraham Creson's,
October 19th, 1780.

Agreeable to the order of the day for all Field Officers and Captains to assemble in Council, their appears in Consequence of said Order the following Officers (to-wit):

Martin Armstrong, Colo. Comd.
Joseph Williams, Lieut. Col.
William Meridith, Capt. Surry.
Samuel Henderson, Capt. Guilford.
Abraham Penn, Colo. Henry County Virginia.
Peter Harston, Capt. Henry County Virginia.
Samuel Harston, Do. Henry County Virginia.
John Dillard, Do. Henry County Virginia.
Thomas Bush, Do. Henry County Virginia.
James Poteat, Do. Henry County Virginia.
James Terrents, Do. Henry County Virginia.

It is the General Opinion of the above Officers that it be Recommended to Colo. Martin Armstrong the Commanding Officer, that he Issue his proclamation Requesting all those deluded people in the County of Surry who have taken up arms against their Country, and in open Violation of the Laws thereof, that they come in

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on or before the first day of November Next, and deliver their Horses, Guns and Military Stores to Some officer that he may appoint for that purpose, and for a further Encouragement to said People to Come, it is Required of the said Martin Armstrong that he set fourth in said Notice that he will make use of all his Influence with the General Assembly of said State to Obtain pardon for all those who Avail themselves Under his Proclamation.

SAM HARSTON, Capt.
JO. WILLIAMS, L. Col.
JOHN DILLARD, Capt.
WILLIAM MERIDITH, Capt.
THOS. BUSH, Capt.
SAM HENDERSON, Capt.
JAMES POTEAT, Capt.
ABRM. PENN, C. Y. Lt.
JAMES TERRENTS, Capt.
PETER HARSTON, Capt.