Monticello Aug. 16. 1804
Commissions are now wanting for three Colonels, and two Majors, Commandants of Louisiana. the commission is to express that the party is appointed a Colonel (or Major) Commandant of the regular officers and troops of the army of the US. and of the militia in a district of Louisiana, and is to be in the nature of a Brevet. be pleased to make out and send such commissions, leaving blanks for the names & dates, and enclose them immediately to me for signature, that I may be enabled to inclose them direct to the Secretary at war. will you be so good as to inform me at the same time to what post office I must address them? I have hitherto addressed to him [at] Hallowell. Accept my Salutations & respects.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.