Commission of James G. Forbes as Marshal
May 18, 1821

Territorial Papers of Florida
May 18, 1821

James Monroe, President of the United States of America.

To all who shall see these presents, Greeting:

Know Ye, That reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Integrity Diligence and Abilities of Jame G. Forbes of New
York, I do appoint him Marshall of the United States for East and West Florida, with authority to appoint a Deputy either
for St. Augustine or Pensacola, while he shall, himself, reside at the other of those places; and do authorize and
empower him to execute and fulfil the duties of that office according to law; and to Have and to Hold the same office with
all the powers, privileges and emoluments to the same of right appertaining unto him the said James G. Forbes, during
the pleasure of the President of the United States for the time being, and until the end of the next Session of the Senate
of the United States, and no longer.

In Testimony whereof, I have caused these Letters to be made patent, and the Seal of the United States to be hereunto
affixed. Given under my hand at the City of Washington, the Eighteenth day of May A.D. 1821; and of the Independence
of the United States of American, the Forty Fifth.

James Monroe,

By the President,
John Quincy Adams, Secretary of State
President James Monroe
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