Monticello Aug. 3 04.
As mr Pinckney may be arrived in the country some time before I hear of it, will you be so good as to take the first decent occasion, after his arrival, of offering him the office of a judge of the Supreme court of the territory of Orleans, and of asking an answer? we can only await a certain time for that; but when that time is out, I will give you notice to avoid a proposition to him after necessity shall have obliged me to fill the vacancy with another name. Affectionate salutations & respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.