Thomas Mann Randolph, Governor of Virginia: Military Commission for James McChesney


The Commonwealth of Virginia,

to James McChesney greeting:

KNOW YOU, that from the special trust and confidence reposed in your fidelity, courage, activity and good conduct, our Governor, with the advice of the Council of State, and in pursuance of the Act, entitled “An Act, to reduce into one all Acts and parts of Acts for regulating the Militia of this Commonwealth,” doth appoint you the said James McChesney, First Lieutenant of a Troop of Cavalry, in the third Regiment, 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, Thomas M. Randolph our said Governor at Richmond, this 20th day of June 1820

Th M Randolph


J. H. Pleasants

This day James McChesney came before me one of the commonwealth’s Justices of the Peace for the County aforesaid, and qualified to the within commission according to the forms prescribd by Law Given under my hand this 23th Sept 1820

Saml Patterson
Printed form (NcD: Thomas Mann Randolph Papers, Sec. A Items 1-16 c.1); with blanks filled in a clerk’s hand rendered in italics; signed by Thomas Mann Randolph.