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Thanks of the Council to Colonel Moore


Resolved, That the Freeholders of Currituck County may choose one Delegate in the room and stead of Mr˙ Joshua Campbell, deceased.

Resolved, That it be recommended to Colonel Thomas Polk and Major John Pfifer to recruit seven hundred and fifty men, to be formed into a Regiment, upon the Continental establishment, at the next Provincial Congress.

Resolved, That Colonel John Bryan, of Craven County, take into his possession of the Effects of Captain James Green, and John Owens, his security, sufficient to satisfy a Bond entered into with the Committee of Newbern, and retain the same in his hands, subject to the control of the Congress.

Resolved, That Colonel Isaac Gregory, Messrs˙ Abner Harrison and Peter Dauge, or any two of them, do immediately take into their possession all the Estate of Robert Gilmour, of what nature or kind soever, now in the hands of Thomas Humphries, and others, in the Counties of Currituck, Pasquotanic, and Perquimans, and secure the same in the best manner they can, until further orders.

Resolved, That the Treasurers, or either of them, pay into the hands of Mr˙ President, sixty Pounds, Proclamation Money, to pay Expresses, and be allowed in their accounts with the publick.

Ordered, That Henry Young be appointed First Major of the Regiment of Militia for the County of New-Hanover, and that John Dubois be appointed Second Major and Adjutant in the same Regiment.

Resolved, That the Committee of the Town of Salisbury be allowed the sum of five Pounds ten Shillings for Express, and for conveying a Tory Captain to South-Carolina, being for money advanced; that the Treasurers, or either of them, pay the same, and be allowed in their accounts with the publick.

Resolved, That the thanks of this Council be given to Colonel James Moore, and all the brave Officers and Soldiers of every denomination, for their late very important services rendered their country, in effectually suppressing the late daring and dangerous insurrection of the Highlanders and Regulators; and that this Resolve be published in the North-Carolina Gazette.

Resolved, That Colonel Robert Howe is justly entitled to the most honourable testimony of the approbation of this Council, for his important services while in the Colony of Virginia, rendered to the common cause of American liberty; and that the President transmit the warmest thanks of this Board, in the fullest and most honourable terms, to Colonel Howe, and all the brave Officers and Soldiers under his command, for their spirited conduct, having acquitted themselves greatly to their honour and the good of their country.

The Council adjourned till to-morrow morning, nine o' clock.