Michael Bowyer militia commission, 1775 November 11
Text Item Type Metadata
THE COMMITTEE OF SAFETY FOR THE COLONY OF VIRGINIA
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 Captain of a Company
of the Militia of the County of Augusta; 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 11th
Day of November ANNO DOMINI 1775.
Thos. Lud Lee