Washington Oct. 31. 07
We are in want of a judge for the District of Orleans in the room of mr Sprigg who has resigned. mr Waddy Thompson of your state has been named to me as a suitable character to be appointed. will you be so kind as to favor me with your opinion on that subject? I need not add that I shall consider it as entirely confidential. I salute you with great friendship & respect.
MoSHi: Bixby Collection.