In this document dated May 26, 1781, Governor Thomas Jefferson appoints Thomas Walker an ensign in the Albemarle County militia. Jefferson was then in Charlottesville, having convened a session of the General Assembly near his home at Monticello because he feared the British might attack the state government in Richmond.
Citation: Walker and Page Family Papers, 1742–1886. Accession #3098. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.