Kaskaskia June 9th. 1806.
Owing to my absence from Vincennes, and a mistake in the Post Office ⟨of th⟩at place, I was not honored with the reception of the Commission, you did ⟨me⟩ the honor to enclose until the day before yesterday--and I with much ⟨pleasu⟩re avail myself of the present opportunity to express a hope, that my conduct ⟨in the⟩ discharge of its duties, will never induce the President to regret ⟨the con⟩fidence he has reposed in me by the appointment. I remain with sentiments of the highest consideration and respect Sir your most obedient & most devt. Servt.
DNA: RG 59—Territorial Papers—TP, Michigan.