Scope and Content Note

This series consists of thirty-five bound volumes and six folders of executive orders issuing commissions for a variety of non-elective offices. The orders are directed to the Secretary of State and ask that commissions be attested and sent to the individuals appointed by the governor. Each order contains the name of the appointee and position, date, residence (usually county or town), date, and signature of the appointing governor. The series contains not only orders relating to in-state matters but also out of state and in some cases foreign appointments. The volumes are arranged in chronological order and a listing is available.