Marietta (Ohio) Decr. 1t. 1807
I have to request you to inform the President of the United States, that I now resign the Office of a Judge of the Territory of Michigan, which he has been pleased to confer upon me
I must observe that I received the Commission for that office on the 4th. of July last, it having been sent to St. Louis and return’d to this place.
My Attendance at Richmond as a witness in the Case of the U S vs. A. Burr, prevented my going to Michigan. I am with great respect & Esteem yr. Obt. St.
Return J Meigs Jr.
Printed Source--Clarence Edwin Carter et al., eds. The Territorial Papers of the United States. 27 vols. (Washington, D.C., 1934-69).: Volume X: The Territory of Michigan, 1805-1820.