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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the Continental Congress [Extract]
United States. Continental Congress
January 01, 1776
Volume 10, Page 379

[Reprinted from the American Archives. Vol. 4. P. 1627.]
Extract from the Minutes of the Continental Congress.

January 1, 1776.
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Resolved, That it appears the British Ministry and their Agents have meditated, and are preparing to make attacks upon Charlestown, in South Carolina, and several places in Virginia, and probably in North Carolina; and that it be recommended to the Conventions or Committees of Safety of the two former Colonies, and to the Provincial Council of the other, by all possible means, to make a vigorous defence and opposition; and that it be further recommended to the Committee of Safety of Virginia, and the Provincial Council of North Carolina, to meet together and confer and conclude upon such operations as they may think most for their mutual interest.

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