The COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA,
To Reuben George Esquire, Greeting:
KNOW YOU, that from the Special Trust and Confidence which is reposed in your Fidelity, Courage, Activity and good Conduct, our GOVERNOR upon the Recommendation of the Court of Henrico County, doth Appoint you the said Reuben George Major of the Second Regiment of the Militia of the Said County of Henrico, to take Rank as Such from the fifth Day of March 1792. In Testimony whereof these our Letters are made Patent. Witness his Excellency HENRY LEE, Esquire, our Said Governor, at Richmond, this 7th Day of March 1792.
Sam Coleman Henry Lee
Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 2, M2009.081, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall
Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 April 6