Cincinnati April 8th. 1806
The Commission of Judge of Orleans with which I am honored by the Executive of the United States did not reach my hand until the present Date. This was owing to its being directed to Cincinnati instead of Chillicothe where I have heretofore resided. I shall proceed with due diligence to the Territory of Orleans and endeavour to discharge the Duties of this important office according to the best of my Small Skill and abilities. I have the honor to be Sir most respectfully Your Obt. Svt.
DNA: RG 59-TP-Territorial Papers, Orleans.