George Weedon commission, 1776 February 13.
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The DELEGATES of the UNITED COLONIES of New-Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode-Island, Con-
necticut, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, the Counties of New-Castle, Kent, and Sussex on
Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North-Carolina, South-Carolina, and Georgia, to
George Weedon Esquire
WE reposing especial Trust and Confidence in your Patriotism, Valour, Conduct and Fidelity,
DO by these Presents, constitute and appoint you to be Lieutenant Colonell
of the Third Battalion of Virginia Forces
in the Army of the United Colonies raised for the defence of American Liberty, and for repelling every
hostile Invasion thereof. You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the Duty of Lieutenant
Colonell, by doing and performing all Manner of Things thereunto belonging. And we do strictly
charge and require all Officers and Soldiers under your Command, to be obedient to your Orders as
Lieutenant Colonell, And you are to observe and follow such Orders and Directions from
Time to Time, as you shall receive from this or a future Congress of the United Colonies, or Committee
of Congress, for that Purpose appointed, or Commander in Chief for the Time being of the Army of
the United Colonies, or any other your superior Officer, according to the Rules and Discipline of War,
in Pursuance of the Trust reposed in you. This Commission to continue in Force until revoked by this
or a future Congress. Philadelphia February 13th: 1776.
By Order of the Congress
John Hancock PRESIDENT.
Attest. Cha Thomson Secy