Lunenburg May 14th. 1806
I received a Commission from you a few days ago, bearing date the 16th of April, appointing me a Judge in the Indiana Territory. I with pleasure accept the appointment, and will so soon as I can settle my affairs here, which I shall very soon, go on to the Territory, and endeavour to the best of my knowledge and abilities, to discharge the duties attached to the Office. I shall ever entertain a grateful sense of the Obligation you have conferr’d on me by the Appointment, and trust, that no official act of mine, will ever have a tendency to lessen the favourable opinion you have manifested of me.
I have the Honor to be with great Respect, your Obt. Sert.
DNA: RG 59--Acceptances.