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Commission to appoint John Kennedy as Lieutenant Colonel of the Beaufort County Militia, including cover letter from Kennedy
Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807
May 18, 1782
Volume 20, Pages 756-757

Beaufort County, August 11th, 1787.

Honoured Sir:

I have enclosed you my resignation of the Lieut. Colos. Commission from

Your Most Obedt. Servt.,

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State of North Carolina.

We, reposing special Trust & Confidence in your Patriotism, Valour, Conduct and Fidelity do by these present constitute & appoint you to be Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment of Militia of Beaufort County. You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the duty of Lieut. Colo. by exercising & well disciplining the Officers & Soldiers under your Command, and 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 Lieut. Colo. And you are to observe and follow such Orders & Directions, from Time to Time, as you shall receive from your Superior Officers, According to the Rules and Directions of Military Discipline and the Laws of this State.

Witness: Alexander Martin, Esquire, Governor, Captain General, and Commander-in-Chief, in and over the said State, under his Hand and Seal at Arms, at Hillsborough the eighteenth day of May, Anno Dom., 1782, and in the sixth Year of our Independence.

By His Excellency’s Command,
Henderson, Sec.