From Joshua Lewis, 12 August 1805 (Abstract)
§ From Joshua Lewis. 12 August 1805, Lexington. “I acknowledge the receipt of a commission appointing me Commr to the Eastern District of the New-Orlean territory from the President of the U. States. With gratitude I accept of it, and assure you that my best endeavours shall be used to discharge the same with fidelity.”
RC (DNA: RG 59, TP, Orleans, vol. 7). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 31 Aug. Printed in Carter, Territorial Papers, Orleans, 9:490.