Thomas Mann Randolph’s Appointment of Robert Walters as Sheriff of Pittsylvania County

The Commonwealth of Virginia,

To all to whom these present letters shall come, Greeting.

KNOW YE, That the Court of the County of Pittsylvania having nominated Robert Walters—to be Sheriff for the said county; our Governor, with the advice of the Council of State, doth hereby constitute and appoint him the said Robert Walters—Sheriff for the said county, to take effect from the expiration of the term of the present Sheriff.

In testimony whereof, these our letters are sealed with the Seal of the Commonwealth and made patent.

Witness, Thomas Mann Randolph Esqr our said Governor at Richmond, on the sixth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one and of the Commonwealth the forty fifth.

Th M Randolph
MS (NcD: Randolph Papers); printed form, with blanks filled in by a clerk rendered underscored, signed by Randolph; endorsed in an unknown hand: “Walters Como as shff 1821” and “Ro. Walters Commo as Shff.”