St. Louis March 1st. 1806.
My Dear Sir.
The interest you have taken in procuring me a seat on the Bench of the Michigan Territory, shall be ever most gratefully remembered by me. Agreeably to your opinion, I herewith enclose my commission as a Judge of the Indiana Territory, Which you will do me the honor of presenting to the President, as my resignation of the appointment. May I beg the favor of you, to address a few lines to me at Vincennes, whither I shall return in a few days, on the event of the nomination of me, as a Judge of the Michigan Territory. With sentiments of the war⟨m⟩est gratitude, for the obligations you have lain me under-- I beg to be considered as being ever your most obedient & most devoted Servant.
Will you pardon me, if I beg to be informed, (whether, (as I hope it is) the nomination of Gov Harrison has succeeded.
Printed Source--Clarence Edwin Carter et al., eds. The Territorial Papers of the United States. 27 vols. (Washington, D.C., 1934-69).: Volume VII: The Territory of Indiana, 1800-1810.