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Militia of the Province


Tuesday, March 5, 1776.

The Council met according to adjournment.

Resolved, That Colonel John Bryan dismiss the Militia now in arms in the Town of Newbern, as there appears to be no immediate occasion for their service, and that he assure them they will be paid for the time they have attended.

Resolved, That the Colonels of the several Regiments of Militia in this Province, do immediately call a General Muster of their respective Regiments, and cause every Officer and Soldier thereof to appear at such muster complete in Arms, Ammunition, and Accoutrements, and certify the same to the next Provincial Congress, to be held at Halifax on the 2d day of April next, the number of effective Men in each respective Regiment, that are able to turn out in the service of their country on any emergency, the number of Arms fit for service, and the quantity of Ammunition in each Regiment.