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Jacob Morton is appointed sheriff of Charlotte County, Virginia in 1802. This appointment is signed by James Monroe, who was governor of Virginia at the time.
The Commonwealth of Virginia, To all whom these present Letters shall come, Greeting: Know ye, That Jacob Morton Gentleman, and present Sheriff of Charlotte County, having signified his consent to continue Office another Year, our Governor, with the advice of the Council of State, doth hereby Commission him the said Jacob Morton to continue in the said Office of Sheriff until the expiration of two Years, from the date of his first qualification, pursuant to Law. In Testimony Whereof, These our Letters are Sealed with the Seal of the Commonwealth, and made Patent. Witness, James Monroe -- Esquire, our said Governor, at Richmond, on the Third Day of July in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and two and Twenty Sixth of the Commonwealth. Jas. Monroe
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James Monroe, Jacob Morton, Charlotte County, sheriff, governor, Virginia, Commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond, 1802
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Monroe, James, "Appointment of Jacob Morton as sheriff in Charlotte County, Virginia, signed by James Monroe, 1802." (1802). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 160.
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