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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the Virginia Convention
Virginia. Convention
January 10, 1776
Volume 10, Page 396

[Reprinted from the American Archives. Vol. 4. P. 116.]
Proceedings of the Virginia Convention, thanking North Carolina for military assistance.

Wednesday, January 10th, 1776.

The President laid before the Convention a Letter from the Council of Safety for the Province of North Carolina, informing the Convention that they had sent orders to Col. Howe, commander of the Troops at Norfolk, to remain in this Colony with the Carolina Troops as long as the public service might require, or until it should be absolutely necessary to recall him for the defence of their Province, and had directed him to receive all his orders respecting his operations whilst in this Colony from the Convention or Committee of Safety.

Ordered, That the President be desired to write to the Council of Safety of North Carolina, acknowledging the receipt of their very polite Letter, and thanking them for the assistance afforded this Colony against the enemies of America.