give an order

References in classic literature ?
It was at this moment that I heard Dingaan give an order to a messenger to run swiftly to the white Doctor of Prayers, who was staying without the kraal, telling him not to be afraid, and I wondered what this might mean; for why should the Prayer Doctor fear a dance such as he had often seen before?
Personally I don't give an order of the garter either way.
GEORGE W Bush should give an order to Israel to obey the 60+ UN resolutions outstanding, that Israel withdraws from Gaza, the West Bank and from the Golan Heights.