St. Louis July 8th. 1806
It having been made by law the Duty of the Secretary of the Territory of Louisiana, to record and preserve all the papers and proceedings of the Executive, and all the Acts of the Governor and of the legislative Body, and transmit authentic Copies of the same every six months to the President of the United States. I have the honor to transmit you the inclosed— A General List of all the officers Civil and military appointed in the Territory will be transmitted by the next mail—
with the greatest Respect I have the honor to be your very Obedt & most hble Servt
DNA: RG 59—TP—Territorial Papers.