Jany 2d 1806
Altho not particularly required in the note you did me the honor this day to address to me; on recollection it may be proper to state, that your message 20th Decr was referred to two committees; that part which respects the legislative council N Orleans, &c went to Mr. Smith of Maryd
" Jackson &
That which contained nominations of Jas Wilkinson, Joseph Brown, R J Meigs, John B C Lucas, Jas Lowry Donalson, and J B Scott, were referred to
" Smith of Maryland &
The nomination of P Wash and others was referred to Mr Tracy
The nominations advised to in your messgs 20th are
John Jas Armstrong
Matthias B Talmage
Thos Newton Senr
Wm C C Claiborne Jno Graham
John B Provost Jas Brown
Francis J L Breton John Thompson
& Thos W Maury
In the Messags 23d Decr nominating Peter Welch & others
Hezekiah Huntington only was advised to. The other nominations referred, as above stated.
In your messge 27th
James Homes is agreed to & the other postponed.
You will please to be reminded that partials returns are never made but by particular order, which will apologize for my not being more formal
I have the honor to be Your most obedient & humble Sert
Sam A Otis
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.