ca. Mch. 1806
The Subscribers citizens of the Territory of Louisiana, Respectfully represent that they have learned with regret that a petition is now in Circulation in this Territory for the appointment of a person to succeed general Wilkinson in the Office of governor whom we believe would not give Satisfaction to the people in general
Without intending to dictate to the President we beg Leave to Observe that we have the fullest Confidence in the tallents & integrety of both Colos. Samuel Hammond & J. Meigs Junr.— either of whom Should they meet your approbation will we believe by their mildness & Republicanism restore harmony to the Territory and and administer its government with ability and Satisfaction—
[and 91 others]
DNA: RG 59—TP—Territorial Papers.