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 1841. 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. ]