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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to the Guilford County Committee of Safety
North Carolina. Council of Safety
August 28, 1776
Volume 11, Pages 348-349

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

Wake Augt. 28th 1776


By Capt. Jenkins we received the prisoners Elliott &c. agreeable to order of your Committee, The Council highly approve of the Conduct of that Body, and beg Leave to return them thanks thro you for the Vigilance and activity which they have shewn in supporting the Cause of Liberty. With respect to the Company of Light Horse, which you have thought the particular Circumstances of your Country required we can only say that we see nothing objectionable therein, provided that they never act without

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Orders from the Committee, that they draw no pay unless in actual service, that they be not employed without absolute necessity, and that no more of them be called out at any one time than Exigency of the Occasion may require.—