James Madison Papers

From James Madison to John B. C. Lucas (Abstract), 22 March 1805

§ To John B

C. Lucas. 22 March 1805, Department of State. “The President of the United States being desirous of availing the public of your Services as a Judge of the Territory of Louisiana, I have the p<leasure> t<o> inclose your Commission.”1

RC (MoSHi); letterbook copy of enclosure (DNA: RG 59, Temporary Presidential Commissions). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM. For enclosure, see n. 1.

1Lucas’s 12 Mar. 1805 commission is printed in Carter, Territorial Papers, Louisiana–Missouri, 13:100–101.

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