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Catalog Number 1947.082.273
Object Name Certificate
Scope & Content Certificate appointing Charles Trowbridge to the position of Commissioner of Bail in and for the County of Wayne, signed by Lewis Cass, Governor, and William Woodbridge, Secretary, in 1821. The document is stamped with the great seal of the Michigan Territory.

"Lewis Cass,
Governor in and over the Territory of Michigan,
To all to whome these Presents may come, Greeting:
Know Ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the integrity and ability of Charles C. Trowbridge Esquire I have appointed him a Commissioner of Bail in and for the County of Wayne and do hereby authorize and empower him to execute and fulfill the duties of that office according to the law: To have and to hold the said Office, with all the rights, privileges, and emoluments thereunto belonging, during the pleasure of the Governor of the said Territory, for the time being.

In Testimony whereof, I have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the Great Seal of the said Territory to be hereunto affixed.

Given under my Hand, at Detroit, this Sixth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Twenty one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the Forty fifth.
By the Governor: Lewis Cass
William Woodbridge
Secretary of Michigan Territory."

The verso contains handwritten declarations from Charles Trowbridge and J.D. Dory, Justice of the Peace, reading as follows:

"I Charles C. Trowbridge, having been appointed a Commissioner of Bail in and for the County of Wayne, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the duties of said Office. So help me God.
Charles C. Trowbridge
County of Wayne
Be it remembered, that on the seventeenth day of January, One thousand eight hundred and twenty one, personally came before me the above named Charles C. Trowbridge, and took and subscribed the foregoing oath in my presence.
J.D. Dory,
Justice of the Peace,
Wayne County."
Date 1821
People Trowbridge, Charles Christopher
Cass, Lewis
Woodbridge, William
Dory, J.D.
Extent of Description 15.25" x 18.5"
Collection Biographical
Search Terms Commissioner of Bail