Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Allyne Otis, 2 January 1806

Jany 2d 1806


Altho not particularly required in the note you did me the honor this day to address to me; on recollection it may be proper to state, that your message 20th Decr was referred to two committees; that part which respects the legislative council N Orleans, &c went to Mr. Smith of Maryd

  " Jackson &

  " Tracy

That which contained nominations of Jas Wilkinson, Joseph Brown, R J Meigs, John B C Lucas, Jas Lowry Donalson, and J B Scott, were referred to

Mr Anderson

  " Bradley

  " Baldwin

  " Smith of Maryland &

  " Worthington

The nomination of P Wash and others was referred to Mr Tracy

  " Worthington

  " Baldwin

The nominations advised to in your messgs 20th are

John Breckenridge

Robt Paterson

Fredk. Degan

John Jas Armstrong

Chrisr. Ellery

Matthias B Talmage

Thos Newton Senr

Michael Baldwin

Isaac Vanhorn

Wm C C Claiborne Jno Graham

John B Provost Jas Brown

Francis J L Breton John Thompson

& Thos W Maury

In the Messags 23d Decr nominating Peter Welch & others

Hezekiah Huntington only was advised to. The other nominations referred, as above stated.

In your messge 27th

James Homes is agreed to & the other postponed.

You will please to be reminded that partials returns are never made but by particular order, which will apologize for my not being more formal

I have the honor to be Your most obedient & humble Sert

Sam A Otis

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