James Miller to Stephen F. Austin, 07-10-1820

Summary: Gov. James Miller commissioning Stephen F. Austin judge of the first circuit of Arkansas.

James Miller

Governor of the Territory of Arkansas To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting

Know Ye—That reposing especial trust and confidence in the integrity and abilities of Stephen F. Austin, I do hereby appoint and commission him Judge in and for the First judicial Circuit of this Territory—To have and to hold the said Office of Judge, together with all the profits and emoluments, thereunto belonging, for the Term of three years, unless sooner removed by the Governor.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the private seal of the Territory to be affixed, at the Secretary's Office at the Post of Arkansaw, this 10th day of July 1820 and of the Independence the 45th

By the Governor

James Miller [l. s.] Robt Crittenden Secretary

Territory of Arkansaw

I Andrew Scott Judge of the Superior Court in and for the said Territory, do certify that Stephen F. Austin personally appeared before me and took an Oath to support the Constitution of the U. S. and further an Oath to perform the duties appertaining to the Office of Circuit Judge to the best of his abilities

Given under my hand this 11th day of July 1820

Andrew Scott

Territory of Arkansas

County of Arkansas

Be it remembered that on the 12th day of July in the year of our Lord 1820, the foregoing commission and above Certificate were filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for the County aforesaid and ex-officio Recorder and duly recorded in Liber C. Folio 512

Eli J. Levy Clk and ex off. Recorder pr O H Thomas Depty Clk

Territory of Arkansaw

County of Lawrence

Be it remembered that on this first day of August A. D. 1820 the foregoing commission and Certificate was filed for record and the same is duly recorded in Book B folio 208

Richd Searcy Clk

Office of Commissioner Agriculture Insurance Statistics and History

Austin Texas Oct 15th 1894

I, John E. Hollingsworth, Commissioner of Agriculture Insurance Statistics and History, do hereby certify that the within and foregoing documents are a true and correct copy of S. F. Austin's Commission as Circuit Judge in Arkansaw Territory and of Attached certificate thereto on file in this Office

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix the impress of my official [seal] at the city of Austin this 15th day of Oct. A. D. 1894.

Jno. E. Hollingsworth Commissioner