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Letter from Micajah Bullock to Ebenezer Folsom
Bullock, Micajah
August 21, 1776
Volume 10, Page 757

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from Micajah Bullock to Colonel Folsome.

Chatham, John Pyles, Augst 21st, 1776.

Dear Sir,

You are not uninformed of the dispute that arises between the paymaster, the Officers, and the Private Men in your Detatchment, about the Time that the several days of Commencement of their Pay; whether, among the Officers, from the day they began to enlist, the day they marched, or the date of their Commissions? Among the men, whether from the day they enlisted, the day they marched, or the day they joined the Company? You will be pleased to have the Opinion of the Honorable Council of Safety on the above; for till the day is fixed it is but barely possible that the pay Role should be made out right; and the determination of that Body will not only fix the point with the paymaster, but quiet the Minds of the Men—as a pay Role can not be regularly made out and the paymaster will not settle without. I could also wish you wou'd have their Honors Opinion who the said Role must be certified by, whether by the Captains alone, or yourself, or by the several Colonels from which the Companies are drawn? as you know some of the Companies are made out of two Counties, and were under three Colonels.

I am Sir your most Humb Sert