Certificate Appointing Arleigh Burke an Admiral in the Nebraskan Navy

Image of certificate appointing Arleigh Burke an Admiral in the Nebraskan Navy.

Image of certificate appointing Arleigh Burke an Admiral in the Nebraskan Navy.

[seal] Great Seal of the State of Nebraska
March 1st, 1867

Frank B. Morrison
Governor

Theodore W. Metcalfe
Chief Admiral

The Great Navy
of the
State of Nebraska

To all who shall see these presents
Greetings

Know ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the Patriotism
valor, fidelity and abilities of
Arleigh Burke
and knowing him to be a good fellow and a loyal friend and counselor
I have nominated and do appoint him an Admiral in the Great
Navy of the State of Nebraska. He is therefore called to diligently
discharge the duties of Admiral by doing and performing all
manner of things thereto belonging. And I do strictly charge and
require all officers, seamen, tadpoles and goldfish under his com-
mand to be obedient to his orders as Admiral - and he is to ob-
serve and follow, from time to time, such directions as he shall
receive, according to the rules and discipine of the Great Navy
of the State of Nebraska. This commission to continue in force
during the period of his good behavior, and the pleasure of the
Chief Admiral of the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska.

Given under my hand in the City of Lincoln, State of Nebraska
this 25th day of April 1961 in the year of our Lord.

[signature] Frank B. Morrison
Governor