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Circular letter from Alexander Martin to the Brigadier Generals of the North Carolina Militia
Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807
December 1784
Volume 17, Page 108

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern, December, 1784.



Whereas, I am directed by the General Assembly to issue orders to the Brigadiers or commanding officers of the respective districts, to collect from the different officers in such district, and from such as have been officers at any time during the War, or their representatives, complete Master Rolls of all the Militia that have at any time been in service since the 19th day of April, in the year 1775, or other sufficient documents thereof, in which shall be specified, the number of men, the continuances of each tour of duty, and under what command called out, and continued in service.

You will therefore, in compliance with the above, call on all officers within your district, and all others who have acted as officers at any time during the War, or their representatives, if dead, as well as those who have filled the office of Brigadiers as others, for all such Muster Rolls, letters from Superior Officers, and other documents of whatever kind, whether from civil or Military authority which were, or may be in the possession of any of them, or which they or any of them have in their power to procure, with this information that on their refusal or neglect, they will be liable to the forfeiture of fifty pounds current money.

This business you will have transacted with all possible dispatch that the claims of this State against the United States may be ascertained and a statement thereof carried to their account; and also, that I may have the same in readiness to forward on to the Delegates of State in Congress, on or before the first Day of October next.

I have the honor, &c.,