James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Return Jonathan Meigs Jr., 4 July 1805 (Abstract)

From Return Jonathan Meigs Jr., 4 July 1805 (Abstract)

§ From Return Jonathan Meigs Jr. 4 July 1805, Saint Charles. “I had the honour of receiving yours of the 27th. of March [not found] enclosing a Commission to me as one of the Judges of the Territory of Louisiana.1 Having accepted the Commission—and taken the necessary Oaths before the Governour I shall endeavour to discharge the Duties of the Office.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, TP, Louisiana, vol. 1). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 31 Aug.

1Meigs’s commission is printed in Carter, Territorial Papers, Louisiana-Missouri, 13:100.

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