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THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA To all who shall see these presents, greeting: Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity and abilities of HENRY CLAY BUTT, I do appoint him CAPTAIN, CHAPLAIN in the Army of the United States such appointment to date from the NINETEENTH day of OCTOBER, nineteen hundred and FORTY-FIVE. He is therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the duty of the office to which he is appointed by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto belonging. He will enter upon active duty under this commission on when specifically ordered to such active duty by competent authority. And I do strictly charge and require all Officers and Soldiers under his command when he shall be employed on active duty, to be obedient to his orders as an officer of his grade and position. And he is to observe and follow such orders and directions, from time to time, as he shall receive from me, of the future President of the United States of America, or the General or other Superior Officers set over him, according to the rules and discipline of War. This Commission evidences an appointment in the Army of the United States, under the provisions of section 37, National Defence Act, as amendded, and is to continue in force for a period of five years from the date above specified, and during the pleasure of the President of the United States, for the time being. Done at the City of Washington, this TWENTY-THIRD day of MAY, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and FORTY-SIX, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and SEVENTIETH. By the President: [illegible] Golembiski Adjutant General