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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Extract from the North-Carolina Gazette
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May 22, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 420-421

North Carolina Gazette, May 22, 1778.

Newbern, May 22.

Yesterday the regiment of militia of this County were under arms here, in order to ballot for their quota of men to be sent to

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head quarters, agreeable to an act of assembly for compleating the continental battalions of this state, when with great cheerfulness a considerable number of volunteers turned out, and very few men were balloted. A very handsome and generous bounty was raised for the men, and every possible means will be taken to accommodate them with every necessary for the ease and facility of their march.