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Resolution by the North Carolina General Assembly concerning cattle and horses for the troops
North Carolina. General Assembly
September 03, 1780
Volume 15, Page 206

No. Carolina, in the Senate,
3d September, 1780.

Resolved, That his Excellency the Governor be requested to order out a Command consisting of Horse and Foot, not exceeding Five Hundred Men, to Pee Dee River and its Environs, there to collect all the Stocks of dry cattle of three years old and upwards, and all Horses suitable for the Army, so as not to distress any private Family; to be drove to good range on the North side of the North West Branch of Cape Fear River, there to remain under safe Guard till further Orders; That the Commanding Officers of said Corps be directed to take descriptive accounts of said Cattle & Horses, in order that justice may be done the owners; That no Officer or Soldier of said Corps be permitted during the Service to purchase any Cattle or Horse, under the penalty of the same being seized and forfeited to the use of the State; That the Commanding officer observe the strictest Discipline, that all Plunder and Ravage of the Inhabitants may be prevented.

By Order,
John Haywood, pro. Cl'k.

In the House of Commons, 3d Sept., 1780.

Read and Concurred with.

By Order,
John Sitgreaves, Pro. Cl'k.