§ 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.