To James Madison from Seth Lewis, 16 April 1803 (Abstract)
§ From Seth Lewis
16 April 1803, Natchez. Has determined to resign as chief justice of the Mississippi Territory as of 15 May. Asks JM to convey this to the president and to acknowledge receipt of this letter “as early as possible.”
RC (DNA: RG 59, LRD, filed under “Lewis”). 1 p. Docketed by Jefferson. Printed in Carter, Territorial Papers, Mississippi, 5:215.
“To James Madison from Seth Lewis, 16 April 1803 (Abstract),” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified October 5, 2016, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Madison/02-04-02-0629. [Original source: The Papers of James Madison, Secretary of State Series, vol. 4, 8 October 1802 – 15 May 1803, ed. Mary A. Hackett, J. C. A. Stagg, Jeanne Kerr Cross, Susan Holbrook Perdue, and Ellen J. Barber. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1998, p. 523.]