Commissioning document for Rush P. Cady, March 10, 1862
[No caption.] BY THE GRACE OF GOD FREE AND INDEPENDENT,
To Rush P. Cady (Cady, Rush Palmer (Lieutenant)) Greeting:
We reposing especial trust and confidence, as well in your patriotism, conduct and loyalty, as in your integrity and readiness
to do us good and faithful service, Have appointed and constituted, and by these presents Do appoint and constitute you, the said
Rush P. Cady Second Lieutenant (Cady, Rush Palmer (Second Lieutenant)) in the 97th Regiment N.Y.S. Volunteers
with rank from Feby (February) 18th 1862.
You are, therefore, to observe and follow such orders and directions as you shall from time to time receive from our Commander- in-Chief
of the Military Forces of our said State, or any other your Superior Officer, according to the Rules and Discipline
of War, and hold the said Office in the manner specified in and by the Constitution and Laws of our said State and of the
United States (United States of America) , in pursuance of the trust reposed in you, and for so doing this shall be your COMMISSION.
ADJT GENLS OFFICE
In Testimony Whereof, We have caused our Seal for Military Commissions to be hereunto affixed.
Witness, EDWIN D. MORGAN (Morgan, Edwin D. (Governor)) Governor, of our said State, Commander-in-Chief of the Military
and Naval Forces of the same, at our City of Albany (Albany, New York) , the Tenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two.
Passed the Adjutant-General’s Offices.
Geo. Hilleade (Hilleade, George (Adjutant-General))
Adjutant-General E. D. Morgan (Morgan, Edwin D. (Governor))