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James Nash Transcript

Israel Washburn, Jr.,
Governor and Commander-In-Chief of the State of Maine.
To James I. Nash of Livermore
Greeting.

You having been elected and appointed Captain of the “I” Company of Infantry in the Twenty-third Regiment of the Militia of this State, raised in response to a call of the President of the United States, of date of August 4, 1862, to take rank from the Seventeenth day of September A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty two.

Reposing special trust and confidence in your ability, courage and good conduct, I do, by these Presents, in the name of the State, commission you accordingly.  You will, therefore, with honor and fidelity, discharge the duties of said office according to the Laws of the United States, and of this State, and to Military Rule and Discipline.  And all inferior Officers and Soldiers, are hereby commanded to obey you in your said capacity; and you will yourself observe and follow such Orders and Instructions as you shall, from time to time, receive from the Commander-in-Chief, or others, you superior Officers.
Given under my hand and the Seal of the Sate, the Seventeenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, and in the eighty-seventh year of the Independence of the United States of America.

By His Excellency, Israel Washburn, Jr.
The Governor.
Joseph R. Hall, Secretary of State
John L. Hodsdon, Adjutant General.
Vol. A, No. 1100