DEPARTMENT OF WAR
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
KNOW YE, That reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, fidelity, and abilities of Shephard Cary
I do here by constitute and appoint him SUTLER to Companies Hancock of the Regiment of Barracks in the
Of the service of the United States, with all the privileges and immunities appertaining to said situation. HE is therefore carefully and diligently to dis=
Charge the duties of sutler, in conformity with the rules established of the government of the Army of the United States and he is to be sub=
ject to the laws and regulations having reference to the Sutlers, as now, or hereafter may be, established. THIS WARRANT to continue in= force,
and to be valid until the twenty fourth day of June in the year of one thousand eight hundred thirty forty one unless sooner
revoked by competent authority.
GIVEN under my hand at the City of Washington, this twenty forth day of June 1837
J R Poinsett
Secretary of War
Registered in the Adjunct General’s Office.