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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Minutes of the Continental Congress [Extract]
United States. Continental Congress
June 10, 1777
Volume 11, Page 728

[Journals of Congress, Vol. II. p. 162.]

Tuesday, June 10th, 1777.


Ordered, That an extract of Governor Caswell's letter of the 20th April, be transmitted to general Washington, with a recommendation, provided the general has not already appointed commanding officers to complete the sixteen additional battalions, that Colonel Abraham Sheppard, of North Carolina, be appointed to the command of one of the said additional battalions.