George Givens militia commission, 1776 May 14

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George Givens militia commission, 1776 May 14

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George Givens was born in Orange County, Virginia in 1740. At some point, he moved his family to Botetourt County. He had served as a lieutenant in Lord Dunmore's War and was at the Battle of Point Pleasant. For his service in the Revolution, Givens was awarded 400 hundred acres of land in Lincoln County. He died in Kentucky in 1825.

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THE COMMITTEE OF SAFETY FOR THE COLONY OF VIRGINIA


To George Givins, Gent


BY Virtue of the Power and Authority invested in us, by the Delegates and Representatives of the several Counties and Corporations in General Convention assembled, we, reposing especial Trust and Confidence in your Patriotism, Fidelity, Courage, and good Conduct, do, by these Presents, constitute and appoint you to be a Captain of the Militia of the County of Botetourt     ; and you are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the Trust reposed in you, by disciplining all Officers and Soldiers under your Command. And we do hereby require them to obey you, as their Captain     . And you are to observe and follow all such Orders and Directions as you shall from Time to Time receive from the Convention, the Committee of Safety for the Time being, or any superiour Officers, according to the Rules and Regulations established by the Convention.


GIVEN under our Hands, at Williamsburg This
14th Day of May -       ANNO DOMINI 1776.


Dudley Digges
P. Carrington
Js. Mercer
Thos. Lud: Lee
W: Cabell
Thomas Walker


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Capt. Geo. Givins         May 1776
Sworn in before the Committee
D May

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Virginia. Committee of Safety , “George Givens militia commission, 1776 May 14,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed December 6, 2022, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/437.

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