7 September 1802, Raleigh. Recommends John Lockhart for the position of marshal for North Carolina. “Of Mr. Lockhart’s politics I have no knowledge.… As to his qualification, there is no man in the State within my knowledge & recollection, who I think is better fitted for the discharge of the duties of Marshall than he is.”
RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1801–9, filed under “Lockhart”). 2 pp. Potter was appointed a U.S. circuit judge by Jefferson in January 1802 and a U.S. district judge three months later, a position he held until his death in 1857 (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, 418, 419; Wagstaff, Papers of John Steele, 1:451 n. 3).