9 April 1802, Department of State. Encloses Claiborne’s commission as governor of the Mississippi Territory.1
Tr and Tr of enclosure (Ms-Ar: Claiborne Executive Journal). 2 pp. Printed in Rowland, Claiborne Letter Books description begins Dunbar Rowland, ed., Official Letter Books of W. C. C. Claiborne, 1801–1816 (6 vols.; Jackson, Miss., 1917). description ends , 1:115–16. Enclosure is a copy of a 26 Jan. 1802 commission by Jefferson appointing Claiborne to a three-year term.
1. Claiborne’s earlier commission was an interim appointment, authorizing him to hold office until the end of the next Senate session (PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (3 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986—). description ends , 1:321 n. 1). Claiborne’s nomination was confirmed by the Senate on 26 Jan. 1802 (Senate Exec. Proceedings description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). description ends , 1:401, 405).