DescriptionHenry Lee Partly Printed Document Signed "Henry Lee" as Governor of Virginia, one page, 7.25" x 12.5". Richmond, May 9, 1793. Appointment of Andrew Ervin as Lieutenant in the first Battalion of the 32nd Regiment of Militia "upon the Recommendation of the Court of the County of Augusta." Embossed paper seal affixed to left of Lee's bold signature. Autograph Document Signed "J Kinney C AC" on verso attesting that Ervin was sworn in as lieutenant in September 1793. Jacob Kinney served as Clerk of Augusta County from 1792-1809. Known as "Light Horse Harry" because of his achievements in the Revolutionary War, Henry Lee, father of Robert E. Lee, was Governor of Virginia from 1791-1794. He was commissioned Major General in 1798 and served in Congress from 1799-1801. At the request of Congress, Lee delivered President Washington's eulogy in which he characterized Washington as "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen." Repaired at mid-horizontal fold on verso. Fine condition.
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