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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Extract from the North-Carolina Gazette
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May 01, 1778
Volume 13, Page 408

North Carolina Gazette, May 1, 1778.

Newbern, May 1.

Since our last, the General Assembly now sitting here, proceeded to the appointment of continental delegates, when the choice fell on Cornelius Harnett, and John Penn Esqrs. and the Hon. John Williams Esqr. speaker of the house of commons, which office vacating his seat in that house, the Hon. Thomas Benbury, Esqr. was unanimously elected to the chair in his room, and seated accordingly.

The Assembly have passed a bill for filling up the several regiments of this State, and have offered a bounty of a hundred dollars for volunteers, otherwise every regiment to ballot their quota of men, with a bounty of fifty dollars.