§ To John B
C. Lucas. 22 March 1805, Department of State. “The President of the United States being desirous of availing the public of your Services as a Judge of the Territory of Louisiana, I have the p<leasure> t<o> inclose your Commission.”1
RC (MoSHi); letterbook copy of enclosure (DNA: RG 59, Temporary Presidential Commissions). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. For enclosure, see n. 1.
1. Lucas’s 12 Mar. 1805 commission is printed in Carter, Territorial Papers, Louisiana–Missouri, 13:100–101.