19th Feby. 1806
I reminded you the other day that we had not yet a third commissioner for ascertaining land claims in the Western or Opelousas district of Orleans. Mr Parmelye, whom Mr Kirby had taken with him to Mobile, & who acted as clerk to the board there was recommended by Mr Chambers & appears to understand the business. He is now here, where he brought the papers of that board, and will accept, if appd., the office in the Opelousas district. It seems at all events necessary that some one should be appointed, and all the recommendations are in your hands.
With respectful attachment Your obedt. Sert.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.