Commission in the Virginia Militia
Original Author: William Gooch
Created: August 8, 1740
Medium: Handwritten commission

Commission in the Virginia Militia

In this handwritten commission, signed on August 8, 1740, Daniel Parke Custis is appointed lieutenant colonel in the militia of New Kent County. Remnants of a woven ribbon and seal are at the bottom of the commission. Signed by Lieutenant Governor William Gooch, the document is part of the George Bolling Lee papers at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.