1778.017: Recruiting Commission.

Published: 1778

Full Title: Williamsburg, [blank], 177 [blank]. To [blank] Gentlemen, you are forthwith to proceed to recruit men to serve in a corps of troops destined for the protection and defense of the county of Illinois...

Author: Henry, Patrick (1736-99), governor.

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Alexander Purdie

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; (broadside).


Blank commission form; governor granted authority to recruit such a force under Chap. VII of the Acts of Assembly of October 1777 (Hening's Statues, IX: 374-375), which concluded on January 24, 1778. The sole surviving copy was completed in manuscript on January 9, 1779, so this form was likely printed in 1778; Purdie was printer to the Commonwealth in 1778.

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