Eggleston, Henry S. / Papers, 1840-1862
Mss 16, Box 2, Folder 5 ([unpublished])
[Commission of the Freemen of the state of Vermont to Henry Eggleston: June 29, 1839]
The Freemen of the State of Vermont. By his excellency Silas H. Jenison, Captain General, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the State of VErmont. To Henry L. Eggleston of Georgia Greeting. You being appointed Adjutant of the Sevent REgiment of the Militia of this state, and reposing special trust and confidence in your patriotism, valour and good conduct,--I do, by virtue of these presents, in the name and by the authority of the Freemen of the state of Vermont, fully authorize and empower you the said Henry L. Eggleston to take charge of the said Regiment as their Adjutant. You will, therefore, carefully and diligently discharge the said duty, by doing and performing every matter and thing thereunto relating. You will observe and follow such orders and directions as you shall from time to time, received from the Commander in Chief, for the time being, or any other your superior officer, according to military discipline and the laws of this state. An all officers and soldiers under your command are to take notice hereof, and yield due obedience to your orders, and their Adjutant in pursuance of the trust in you reposed. In testimony where of, I have cause the said of this state to be here unto affixed. Given under my hand, in Executive Chamger, at Montpelier, this 29th day of June in the year of our Lord Christ, One thousand eight hundred and thirty five and of the independence of the United States the sixty third. By his excellency the Governor. S. H. Jenison Geo. B. Mauder, Secretary.
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