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To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Williams, 10 August 1805

Washington M T. Augt. 10th. 1805

Dear Sir/

I had the honor to receive your favor of the 6th. Ulto. by the last Mail—

A Commission for Mr. Williams as Secretary of this Territory also came on—he has been prevailed on to accept provisionally, and I expect will write on accordingly—I hope however he may be prevailed on to Continue, for I am apprehensive It will be almost impossible to get a character qualified for this office for the salary—

The State of our Territory in the political way, you are informed through the Secretary of State—

I am happy to know there is a probability of our having a Judge, for I do assure you the Territory suffers very much in its Judicial Character—Judge Bruin is Sildom able to attend the Courts—

I am much obliged in having permission to return to N Carolina and Shall leave this as soon as the laid business will admit, which will be, I hope in six or eight weeks.

I am with Sentiments of great resp yrs.

Robert Williams

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