I have been acquainted with major Robert Bailey for several years, and always have considered him and believe him to be a man of honesty.
N. B. And further I believe him to be a man of strict integrity.
This is to certify that as far as I have had any dealings with captain Robert Bailey, he has been punctual and honest, and likewise generous.
At a Court held for Augusta County the28th day of September,1801.
Present, Joseph Bell, Alexander Gibson, James Ramsey, James Cockran, and William Steele, gentlemen justices.
Robert Bailey is by the court recommended to his excellency the governor of Virginia, as a fit person to execute the office of a captain of a new company of Light Infantry, in the second battalion of the thirty-second regiment.
Chesley Kenney, c. c.
Goochland County, December 32, 1803.
This is to certify that I have been acquainted with captain Robert Bailey, that he has been strictly honest and generous and found him a man of his word, for eight years past, as my opinion.
Given under my hand.