§ To Dominick A. Hall1
30 August 1804, Virginia. “The President having thought proper to avail the U. States of your services as Judge of the District Court for the Orleans District I have the pleasure of informing you that a Commission for that purpose has been forwarded to N. Orleans under cover to Governour Claiborne.”2
Draft (NhHi: Hubbard Manuscripts). 1 p. At the foot of the page, JM wrote: “D. A. Hall. ☞ also letter to J. P. [sic] Prevost Judge of Supr. Ct. for terry. of Orleans.” Docketed by JM: “J. M. to Dom: A. Hall & the other Judges appd. for Orleans District.”
1. Hall was chief judge of the fifth U.S. circuit (PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (7 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends , 1:322, 323 n. 2).