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JAMES BARBOUR - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 07/06/1825 - DOCUMENT 17116

 
JAMES BARBOUR
Announcing the President's military appointment of the recipient.
Partly Printed LS: "James Barbour" as J.Q. Adams' Secretary of War, 1p, 8x9¾. War Department, 1825 July 6. To Captain Charles Cruihshank, 1s Legion 1s Brigade, Militia, D.C. In full: "You are hereby informed, that on the sixth instant the President of the United States appointed you a Captain of Infantry 1s Legion in the 1s Brigade regiment of Militia Dist of Columbia to rank from 9th April 1825. in the service of the United States should the Senate, at their next Session, advise and consent thereto, you will be commissioned accordingly. You will, immediately on receipt hereof, please to communicate to this Department through the Adj. Gen Office your acceptance or non-acceptance of said appointment, and, in case of accepting, you will report yourself to Brigadier General Walter Smith George Town, D.C." Barbour was Governor of Virginia (1812-1815), U.S. Senator (1815-1825), J.Q. Adams' Secretary of War (1825-1828) and U.S. Minister to Great Britain (1828-1829). Fragile and worn. Uniformly tanned. Foxed at edges and in some areas of text touching the second "b" in Barbour. Shaded edges, nicked at horizontal folds at top left edge. Lightly creased. Mounting strip on verso at right blank edge, light show through. Folds do not touch signature. Pencil notes at top margin (unknown hand).


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JAMES BARBOUR
Born: June 10, 1775 in Barboursville, Virginia
Died: June 7, 1842 in Barboursville, Virginia





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