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Context of By the Honourable George Thomas, Esq; lieutenant governor and commander in chief of the government of the counties of New-Castle, Kent, and Sussex, upon Delaware, and province of Pennsylvania. To [blank] : Reposing especial trust and confidence, as well in your care, diligence and circumspection, as in your loyalty and courage, I have nominated, constituted and appointed, and I do, by virtue of the power and authorities unto me given, hereby nominate, constitute and appoint you the said [blank] You are therefore to take the said [blank] into your charge and care, as [blank] thereof, and duly to exercise both the officers and soldiers of that [blank] in arms. And as they are hereby commanded to obey you as their [blank] so you are likewise to observe and follow such orders and directions, from time to time, as you shall received from you [blank] or any other your superior officer or officers, according to the rules and discipline of war, in pursuance of the trust reposed in you. And for you so doing this shall be your commission. Given under my hand and seal at arms, at the town of New-Castle, on Delaware, the [blank] day of [blank] in the [blank] year of His Majesty's reign, annoque Domini 174[blank] By His Honour's command, [blank]
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