No. 2
GREETING;

HEAD-QUARTERS WAR-DEPARTMENT,

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.

[Endorsement]

A. D. Stevens

Printed form completed in manuscript

26 cm x 37.5 cm

From the John Brown collection