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Catalog Number 1929.050.003g
Object Name Charter
Scope & Content Charter establishing the General O.M. Poe Post No. 433 of the Michigan Department of the Grand Army of the Republic. The charter lists the names of 19 members of the post and is signed by the Department Commander William Shakespeare and Assistant Adjutant general C.V.R. Pond. The gold seal of the Michigan Department of the Grand Army of the Republic is affixed to the bottom. Military scenes are shown at each corner, and an image of an eagle surrounded by cannons and American flags is below the title. The text of the charter is as follows:

"Grand Army of the Republic.

To all unto whom these Presents shall come, Greeting:
Know Ye, That reposing full trust and confidence in the fidelity and patriotism of Comrades
1 - Martin V.B. Lake
2. James Mc.C. Miller
3 - James Benton
4 - Berry B. Miller
5 - Arvis B. Culver
6 - B.S. Lawrence
7 - S. Jasnowski
8 - John T. McCurdy
9 - August Macker
10 - George W. Clements
11 - Augustus R. Sink
12 - S.C. Whiting
13 - C.F. Jones
14 - H.D. Lindsey
15 - R.W. Jacklin
16 - B.C. Brainard
17 - Charles Lumkin
18 - C.W. Peacock
19 - J.B. Myers

I do hereby, in Conformity with the Rules and Regulations of the Grand Army of the Republic, and by virtue of the power and authority in me vested, constitute them and their associates and successors a Post of the Grand Army of the Republic, to be known as General O.M. Poe Post No. Four Hundred Thirty Three Department of Michigan
And I authorize and empower them to perform all acts necessary to conduct said organization in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Grand Army of the Republic
Dated at the Head Quarters of the Department of the Grand Army of the Republic at Lansing on the 16th day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Ninety Six and of our Independence the One hundred and twenty.

William Shakespeare
Department Commander
C.V.R. Pond
Ass't Adjutant General."
Date 1896
Extent of Description 15.75" x 21.5"
Collection Military
Search Terms Grand Army of the Republic