Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 3 August 1804

Monticello Aug. 3. 04.

Th:J. to J.M.

I inclose you the S. Carolina ratification of the amendment to the constitution, & presume it possible that in a week more you may recieve that of Tennisee, after which I suppose no time should be lost in publishing officially the final ratification. Prevost accepts the office of judge of the Orleans territory, & Dickerson that of Attorney. but as J.T.M. declines the place of A.G. US. can we find a fitter person than Dickerson for this last? can you think of any body better? I write to mr Gallatin also on this subject, as he made the application to Dickerson; and it is necessary the decision should be made before we meet again. will you be so good as to order a commission for Philip Greene as Collector of the district of Marietta, & another as Inspector of the revenue for the port of Marietta, in the room of Griffin Greene his father decd. Affectionate salutations.

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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