James Miller to Stephen F. Austin, 07-10-1820
Summary: Gov. James Miller commissioning Stephen F. Austin judge of the first circuit of Arkansas.
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
By the Governor
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
Be it remembered that on the
Be it remembered that on this
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