GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ,
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 , I, , Governor of said , for. and on behalf of, the People of said , 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 to be hereunto affixed. Done at , this <10th> day of <March> in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-<one> and of the Independence of the , the sixty-<fifth>
BY THE GOVERNOR, <>
<Lyman Trumbull> SECRETARY OF STATE. [p. ]