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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from an inhabitant of North Carolina [Extract]
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September 09, 1775
Volume 10, Page 243

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[Reprinted from the American Archives. Vol. 3. P. 679.]
Extract of a letter from Newbern in North Carolina dated September 9th 1775.

Our Convention will rise next week. They have agreed to raise one thousand men, to be stationed as follows: two hundred at Newbern, two hundred at Edenton, two hundred at Salisbury and four hundred at Cape Fear. Mr James Moore and Mr Robert Howe of Cape Fear, are appointed Colonels; Francis Nash and Alexander Martin, of Hillsborough and Salisbury, Lieutenant-Colonels; Thos. Clerk, of Hillsborough, and John Patton, of Pamlico, Majors; Dr White of Cape Fear, Adjutant.

There has been a conference held with the Chiefs of the Regulators. They have some scruples about the oath administered to them by Governor Tryon; but some of them have signed the Test or Association, and are now signing, and we apprehend no danger from them.