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Resolution by the North Carolina General Assembly concerning payment of North Carolina Continental Army troops
North Carolina. General Assembly
May 15, 1779
Volume 14, Pages 301-302


State of North Carolina. In General Assembly, May 15th, 1779.

Resolved, that every officer of the North Carolina Continental Troops who, by a resolution of Congress of the—day of—, shall be entitled to receive half-pay during seven years after the Termination of the present War, the half-pay shall be continued during the life of the said officer, that the Articles hereafter enumerated shall be delivered to the officers and Soldiers of the

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North Carolina line at the prices annexed: West India Rum at 8 shillings per Gallon, Muscovado Sugar at 3 shillings per pound, Coffee at 4 shillings per pound, Tea at 20 shillings per pound, Chocolate at 4 shillings per pound, Hard soap at 2 shillings per pound, Tobacco at 1 shilling per pound; that every officer of said Troops (except such as shall resign) shall be annually, during the War, furnished with a Compleat Suit of Regimental Uniform, at the price for which it might have been purchased at the Commencement of the War; that the Lands which shall be granted within this State to the officers and Soldiers serving in the Troops of the State in Consequence of a Resolution of Congress of September 16th, 1776, shall be exempt from Taxation whilst they Continue in the possession of such officers and Soldiers and before alienation thereof and not after.

That widows of the officers of the said State in the Continental Service, who have died in the Service since the Commencement of the present War, or who may die during the Continuance thereof, shall be entitled to half the pay which their husbands were respectively entitled to while in the Service, during their widowhood.

Extract from the Journal.

J. GLASGOW, Sec'ry.