31 Aug. 1804
inclose to heads of departments for their information of the principles on which the legislative council of Orleas was composed, and of the result.
to be returned.
The Commissions for the legislative council of Orleans were sent blank to Govr. Claiborne to be filled up as follows.
|(||Jones. declines acceptance.|
|Romans of the Attacapas. instead of him Kenner is appointed|
|Wikoff of Appelousas.|
|George Pollock||}||one only of these was to be appointed: but I suspect both are.|
|or Dr. Dow.|
|Poydrasse of Pt. Coupée|
|Dubuys||from these 5. Claiborne was to select 3. but he has excluded the 3. last on acct. of their absence. & to make up the number I suspect he has put in both Pollock & Dow, because he says in his letter that ‘excepting Kenner, all the other Counsellors are taken from my list’|
|Cantarelle. Acadn coast|
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.