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MUSTER AND PAY ROLLS FOR 1781.
RESOLVES OF CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, 3 OCTOBER, 1780.
"Resolved, That such of the sixteen additional regiments as have
not been annexed to the line of some particular state, and all the separate
light corps of the army, both of horse and foot, and also the German
battalion, be reduced on the 1st day of January next: that the non-corn
missioned officers and privates in those several corps, be incorporated
with the troops of their respective states, and that such of them as do
not belong to any particular state, be annexed to such corps as the
commander in chief shall direct.
That the regular army of the United States, from and after the 1st
day of January next, consist of 4 regiments of cavalry or light dragoons;
4 regiments of artillery; 49 regiments of infantry, exclusive of colonel
Hazen's regiment, hereafter mentioned; 1 regiment of artificers:
That the several states furnish the following quotas, viz
Maryland, 5 regiments of infantry:
That the states shall select from the line of the army a proper
number of officers to command the several regiments to them respec
tively assigned, taking notice that no new appointment is to be made of
a higher rank than that of a lieutenant-colonel commandant:
And whereas, by the foregoing arrangement, many deserving
officers must become supernumerary, and it is proper that regard be
had to them:
Resolved, That from the time the reform of the army takes place,
they be entitled to half pay for seven years, in specie, or other current
money equivalent, and also grants of land at the close of the war,
agreeably to the resolution of the 16th of September, 1776."
MARYLAND ACTS, OCTOBER, 1780.
"An ACT to draught the non-commissioned officers and privates of
the regiment extraordinary into the battalions of the quota of this state,
and to recal the commissioned officers of the said regiment.
WHEREAS congress have recommended to this state to reduce the
number of their regiments in the continental service, and the commander
in chief, has most earnestly called upon this state to complete the
number of men in said battalions without delay: And whereas it is