James Madison Papers

From James Madison to John B. Prevost, 3 September 1804 (Abstract)

§ To John B. Prevost

3 September 1804, Department of State. “The President being desirous of availing the United States of your services as a Judge of the Superior Court for the Territory of Orleans; I have the pleasure to inform you that a commission for that purpose has been forwarded to New Orleans under cover to Governor Claiborne.”1

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). 1 p.

1See JM to Claiborne, 30 Aug. 1804, PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (7 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends , 7:655–56 and nn.

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