His Excellency Abner Nash, Esq., Governor, &c., &c., &c.
Sir: At Council of War held this Day at headquarters at which all the Field Officers of the camp assisted, the Council among other things took into consideration the conduct of Col. James Blount of the County of Chowan, and are unanimously of opinion that as he formerly resigned his command to Genl. Gregory and for some time refused and Desisted to act as Colonel of the said County, he ought not to resume it at pleasure, and that his Attempting so to do is Injurious to those who have steadily persevered in their Duty and ought therefore to take rank of one who has often if not always Neglected to do his. We therefore, beg your Excellency will take this Matter under your Consideration and Comply with the request made by Col. Blount to Genl. Gregory by appointing some other person Colo. of the County of Chowan in his Room.
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