This circular was sent of Brig. Gen.Samuel Stokely of Steubenville, Ohio
This printed form circular from the Adjutant General’s Office, Columbus, Ohio, and dated October 9th, 1830, was sent to Brigadier General Samuel Stokely, “Command’r of the 14th Divis’n O.M.” The circular relates to the states militia strength, and reminding officers to make return of their roles; that Division commanders will strictly enforce Brigade returns, at the date specified, etc. From Adj, Gen. Samuel C. Andrews.
There is a post script in manuscript, ” Gen’l Patterson having resigned the command of the 14th Division, his duties as Major Gen’l will for the present revolve on you (Stokely), etc. and signed by General Andrews. This note apparently must have been the first indication of promotion to major general for Stokely, as the docket is noted, “Major Gen’ls appointment”
8×10. Has some issues on the edges and in some areas of the folds, but overall in very good condition. Old tape has been used to repair center fold at outer edges.
Samuel Stokely (1796 – 1861), was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1841 -43. State Senate 1837 -38, U.S. land Receiver 1821 -33. He had a law practice in Steubenville as well.