Near Harpers Ferry, Md.
WHEREAS, A. D. Stevens has been nominated a Captain,
in the Army established under the PROVISIONAL CONSTITUTION,
NOW, THEREFORE, In pursuance of the authority vested in Us by said CONSTITUTION, We do hereby
Appoint and Commision the said A. D. Stevens, a Captain,
Given at the Office of the Secretary of War, this day, Oct. 15, 1859.
John Brown COMMANDER IN CHIEF.
[J.]H. Kagi SECRETARY OF WAR.