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The Lee Family Digital Archive is the largest online source for primary source materials concerning the Lee family of Virginia. It contains published and unpublished items, some well known to historians, others that are rare or have never before been put online. We are always looking for new letters, diaries, and books to add to our website. Do you have a rare item that you would like to donate or share with us? If so, please contact our curator, Colin Woodward, about how you can contribute to this historic project.



The Commonwealth of Virginia

To W. H. Taylor. Greeting:

            Know you, That from special trust and confidence reposed in your fidelity, courage and good conduct, our GOVERNOR, in pursuance of the authority vested in him by an Ordinance of the Convention of the State of Virginia, doth commission you an

Assistant Adjutant General, with the rank of Captain

in the Provisional Army of the State of Virginia, to rank as such from the 31st day of May 1861

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name as

Governor, and caused the Seal of the Commonwealth to

be affixed, this 31st day of May 1861

John Letcher


Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 8, M2009.257

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 July 11

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