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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the Continental Congress [Extract]
United States. Continental Congress
June 26, 1775
Volume 10, Pages 40-41

[Reprinted from American Archives. Vol. 2, Page 1854.]
Extract from the Proceedings of the Continental Congress.

Monday, June 26th, 1775.

The State of North Carolina being taken into consideration the Congress came to the following resolutions:

Whereas, It is represented to this Congress that the enemies of the liberties of America are pursuing measures to divide the good people of the Colony of North Carolina and to defeat the American Association;

Resolved, That it be recommended to all in that Colony who wish well to the liberties of America to associate for the defence of American liberty and to embody themselves as militia under proper officers.

Resolved, That in case the Assembly or Convention of that Colony shall think it absolutely necessary for the support of the American Association and safety of the Colony to raise a body of forces not

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exceeding one thousand men this Congress will consider them as an American army and provide for their pay.