By mid 1776, Virginia had raised eight Virginia State Battalions, enlisted for a year of service (Like the state battalions of other states). These battalions had ten companies, seven musket-armed and three rifle-armed. Pensylvania and North Carolina had some similarly organized units.
Apparently, the Virginia state legislature was totally unconcerned what issues this organization would cause for those wishing to aqueeze such an organization into a four element per regiment system.
...Three musket elements, and one rifle per regiment,,,,,,if we ever