Commission to Lieutenant General, 10 March 1841

To All to Whom these presents shall come—Greeting:
KNOW YE, That <Joseph Smith> having been duly elected to the office of <Lieut-Genl Nauvoo Legion>  of the <——> Regiment of the Militia of the State of Illinois, I, THOMAS CARLIN, Governor  of said State, for. and on behalf of, the People of said State, do commission him <Lieutenant Genl Nauvoo Legion  ——> of said Regiment, to take rank from the <fifth> day of <February> 184<1>.  He is, therefore, carefully and diligently to discharge the duties of said office, by doing and performing  all manner of things thereunto belonging; and I do strictly require all officers and soldiers under his  command to be obedient to his orders; and he is to obey such orders and directions as he shall receive  from time to time, from the Commander-in-Chief, or his superior officer.
[seal] IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the  Great Seal of State to be hereunto affixed. Done at Springfield, this <10th> day  of <March> in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-<one>  and of the Independence of the United States, the sixty-<fifth>
BY THE GOVERNOR, <Tho, Carlin>
<Lyman Trumbull> SECRETARY OF STATE. [p. [1]]
Thomas Carlin, Commission, Springfield, IL, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 10 Mar. 1841; printed form with manuscript additions in unidentified handwriting; one page; JS Collection, CHL.