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Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning Abraham Sheppard's battalion
United States. Continental Congress
June 17, 1777
Volume 11, Page 729

[Journals of Congress, Vol. II. p. 169.]

June 17, 1777.

Resolved, That the battalion directed by the State of North Carolina, to be raised under the command of Col. Abraham She p pard, be admitted on the continental establishment, and considered one of the sixteen battalions which general Washington was empowered to raise and commission; the several stipulations and conditions by the said State provided, relative to the said battalion, being observed; and that the said Colonel Sheppard be ordered, as soon as 300 rank and file shall be inlisted into his said battalion, if within the time by the State of North Carolina stipulated, to join General Washington with all possible expedition, leaving proper officers to recruit.