Thomas Mann Randolph to John H. Cocke


I inclose for your information a General Order issued yesterday which will be immediately published in the Gazettes. To authenticate the publication made in that way it may be expedient to promulgate the Order in Your Brigade in whatever manner may to yourself Seem most fit Permit me however to suggest that such an occasion in these times of perfect tranquility might not be thought sufficient to justify any expense to the Publick.

I am with high respect and esteem your Most Obt. Hble. Servt
Th: M. Randolph

(A Copy)

To the Malitia and the Public Guards of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

(Richmond March 28th 1821)

(General Orders)

A vacancy in the Office Of Adjutant General Caused by the resignation of Col Gooch having been found to be existing during the recess of the Legislature; I have thought as I may lawfully do, with the advice of Council to fill such vacancy and have according issued a Commission to Col. Bernard Peyton who will henceforward act and must be regarded as Adjutant General, Quarter Master General and Commissary General of Ordinance for this Commonwealth, until the end of the next Session of the General Assembly, unless another appointment to that Office should be previously made by the Legislature

Th M Randolph
Governor of Virginia
RC (ViU: John Hartwell Cocke Papers, Mss 640); both documents in a clerk’s hand; General Order signed by Randolph; at foot of first page: “Brigadier General John H Cocke.”
John H. Cocke
Date Range
March 29, 1821