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Minutes of the North Carolina Council of State
North Carolina. Council of State
November 13, 1778
Volume 22, Pages 937-938

State of North Carolina.
At a Council at Kinston, on the 13th of November, 1778.

Present—The Honorables Joseph Leech, President, Edward Starkey, Robert Bignall and William Bryan, Esquires.

The governor informed the Board that several of the signers of the money appointed by act of Assembly have neglected to give bond and qualify agreeable to said act, and the time for that purpose being long since elapsed; therefore,

Resolved, That it is the opinion of the Board that the business is greatly retarded thereby, and that his Excellency be desired to fill up their vacancies with the following gentlemen (they giving bond and security agreeable to the directions of the said act), namely: Thomas Williams, in the room of Joseph Jones; Richard Caswell, Jr., in the room of Oroondates Davis; Richard Cogdell, in the room of Thomas Harvey; John Bush, in the room of Thomas Satterwhite; Charles Markland, in the room of James Williams, and Robert White, in the room of James Kenan, resigned.

Colonel Martin, who was appointed to the command of the regiment raised from the New Bern Brigade to march on the Southern expedition, came into Council with Robert Caswell, of the Dobbs militia, and informed the Board that his ill state of health prevented him from marching with the troops, and requested to resign his appointment, and with the approbation of the other field officers of his regiment recommended William Caswell, Esq., to succeed him.

Resolved, That it be recomended to the Governor to accept his resignation and to appoint William Caswell Colonel, of the Dobbs regiment militia, in his room.

The Governor informed the Board that Nicholas Long, Esq., Deputy Quartermaster-General, had applied to him for money to purchase wagons, teams, forage, etc.

Resolved, That the Governor be advised to give the said Nicholas

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Long, Esq., a warrant on the Treasury for the sum of thirteen thousand pounds, for which he is to account with the public.

JOSEPH LEECH, President,

November, 1778.