Stephen F. Austin to William S. Brown, 11-26-1824

Summary: Commission as lieutenant in militia.

It appearing by the return of the Election held by the first Company of Militia for a first Lieutenant that William S Brown was duly elected first Lieutenant, therefore in virtue of the Authority vested in me by the Decree of Brig Genl Felipe de la Garza dated at the City of Monterrey the 16th day of June 1823 I do hereby Commission the said William S Brown to be first Lieutenant of the first Company of Militia on the Brazos and Colorado Rivers to hold said Commission until the superior Government direct otherwise or until a different organization of the Militia may require a new election.

Given at the Town of San Felipe de Austin 26th Novemr 1824, 4th and 3d-