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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the Virginia Convention
Virginia. Convention
December 01, 1775
Volume 10, Page 341

[Reprinted from the American Archives. Vol. 4. P. 76.]
Proceedings of the Virginia Convention at Williamsburgh in regard to troops in North Carolina.

December 1st, 1775.

A letter from Colonel Woodford, of the Second Regiment, was laid before the Convention, and read; representing the situation of the Troops under his command, and of those under Lord Dunmore; that he had received an offer of assistance from the commanding officer of the Troops stationed in North Carolina, not far distant, which he had hitherto declined to call for, thinking the force he had at present sufficient, but that he would take his measures as circumstances should occur.

Resolved, That the President be required, in a Letter to Colonel Woodford, to be sent by express, to desire he will risk the success of his arms as little as possible, and, if there is not a moral probability of security with the Troops he hath, he will embrace the offer of assistance from those of North Carolina, by sending immediately for them.