Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Smith, 16 August 1804

Monticello Aug. 16. 1804


Commissions are now wanting for three Colonels, and two Majors, Commandants of Louisiana. the commission is to express that the party is appointed a Colonel (or Major) Commandant of the regular officers and troops of the army of the US. and of the militia in a district of Louisiana, and is to be in the nature of a Brevet. be pleased to make out and send such commissions, leaving blanks for the names & dates, and enclose them immediately to me for signature, that I may be enabled to inclose them direct to the Secretary at war. will you be so good as to inform me at the same time to what post office I must address them? I have hitherto addressed to him [at] Hallowell. Accept my Salutations & respects.

Th: Jefferson

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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