1843 R.I. commission for a captain in the First Light Infantry in the 2nd Regiment of Militia.
William W. Brown, a captain in an independent militia in Providence, Rhode Island, named the First Light Infantry Company in the Second Regiment, was commissioned on May 6, 1842, and signed by J, Fenner, Governor, and Henry Bowen, Secretary. The document bears the great seal of the state of R.I.
On the reverse is Brown’s oath of allegiance to R.I. and Providence Plantations, and signed by both Brown and Justice of the Peace, Nathaniel Searls.
Condition is fine. Perfect for framing.
See one other commission for Brown signed in 1842, by a different governor listed elsewhere.
USPS Priority $4.00