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Miller is commissioned as "Ensign of Company of Riflemen in the second Battalion of the thirteenth... Regiment seventh Brigade and third... Division of the said Militia" of Virginia. Barbour signs as governor of Virginia.


The Commonwealth of Virginia; To Jacob Miller Greeting: Know you, that from the special trust and confidence reposed in your fidelity, courage, activity and good conduct, our Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Council of State, and in pursuance of the act, entitled “An act to amend and reduce into one the several acts of the General Assembly for regulating the Militia of this Commonwealth,: doth appoint you the said Jacob Miller, Ensign .... of a Company of Riflemen in the second Battalion of the thirteenth... Regiment seventh Brigade and third... Division of the said Militia, to rank as such agreeably to the number and date hereof. In testimony whereof these our letters are sealed with the Seal of the Commonwealth and made patent. Witness, James Barbour our said Governor, at Richmond, this 15th... day of March... 1814. Js Barbour [note written on back by Samuel Jones] City of Richmond to wit This day the within Jacob Miller appeared before me Saml Jones a Justice of the Peace for the City aforesd and qualified to the within commission according to Law Given from under my hand and seal this 1th day of March 1814 S. Jones

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James Barbour, Jacob Miller, Samuel Jones, Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth, governor, appointment, military, March 15 1814, riflemen

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March 2014

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Legal | Military History | United States History

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The original from which this digital representation is taken is housed in The Littlejohn Collection at Wofford College, located in the Sandor Teszler Library.

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Appointment for Jacob Miller  as ensign in Virginia's militia. Signed by James Barbour, governor, 1814.



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