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title:“An Act to encourage officers and men to remain in the Continental Army”
authors:George Mason
date written:1778-12-19

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retrieved:May 18, 2021, 11:43 p.m. UTC

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Mason, George. "Letter to encourage officers and men to remain in the Continental Army." The Papers of George Mason. Vol. 1. Ed. Bernard Bailyn and James Morton Smith. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970. 467. Print.

An Act to encourage officers and men to remain in the Continental Army (December 19, 1778)

An Act "to amend an act intituled An Act to enable the officers of the Virginia line, and to encourage the soldiers of the same line, to continue in the continental service."
[19 December 1778]
WHEREAS it is justly to be apprehended, from the scarcity and dearness of the several articles directed to be furnished to the officers and soldiers of the Virginia troops on continental establishment, or in continental service, by the act passed in this present session of assembly, intituled "An act to enable the officers of the Virginia line, and to encourage the soldiers of the same line, to continue in the continental service," that the said recited act cannot be carried fully into execution without greatly distressing the publick treasury, Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, That until the meeting of the next session of assembly, the governour and council shall carry the said act into execution, so far only as in their discretion it shall appear practicable to be done, without too great distress and injury to the commonwealth.

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