Officer's Commission
Original Author: Thomas Jefferson
Created: May 26, 1781
Medium: Military commission

Officer’s Commission

In this document dated May 26, 1781, Governor Thomas Jefferson appoints Thomas Walker an ensign in the Albemarle County militia. Jefferson was then in Charlottesville, having convened a session of the General Assembly near his home at Monticello because he feared the British might attack the state government in Richmond. 

Citation: Walker and Page Family Papers, 1742–1886. Accession #3098. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.