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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to Ebenezer Folsom
North Carolina. Council of Safety
August 26, 1776
Volume 11, Page 347

[From Ms. Records in Office of Secretary of State]

Wake 26th August 1776.


The Council having Considered Captain Bullock's Letter to yourself respecting the commencement of the pay of the officers and Soldiers of your Detahmt, and the making up a proper pay Roll, are of opinion that they ought to be paid from the time of entering into Actual Service, that is the officers from the time of entering on duty and the Soldiers from the time of Marching from their respective habitations, we refer you to the Resolve of the Congress for the Making up a proper pay Roll which we suppose is expedient enough.

We are yrs &c
S. A. P.

P. S.

Mr. Ralph Williams, Lieut. in Bullock's Company, will be entitled to pay from the time of entering on duty until the day he was discharged by Colo. Butler at Hillsborough—and again from the time of his Second entering on duty so long as he shall Continue in the Service not allowing for the intervening space.


1 Saml Ashe, President.

Additional Notes for Electronic Version: Although the document gives Ebenezer Foster as the addressee, the Council of Safety journals for this date, as well as other documents in the Colonial and State Records indicate that the addressee was actually Ebenezer Folsom.