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Appointment as Chaplain

By The Right Honourable Charles Earl CORNWALLIS Lieutenant General if His Majestys Forces &c. &c. &c.

To The Reverend Mr. William ANDREWS.

By Virtue of the Power and Authority in Me vested, I do hereby constitute and appoint You to be Chaplain to the Garrison of York in Virginia.

You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the Duty of Chaplain to said Garrison, by doing and performing all and all manner of Duties thereunto belonging.

Given under my Hand and Seal at Head Quarters in York-Town Virginia this Nineteenth day of August, One Thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty One, in the Twenty First [year] of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth.

(signed)    CORNWALLIS


By his Lordships Command
     J. DESPARD D:A.G.



Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 27, folio 244.

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