Washington City 5 Jany 1807.
I last evening recd. a letter from Mr. Lockhart informing me, that he will not accept of his appointment as Marshal for North Carolina.
This circumstance has been made known to the President by a letter to Mr. Alston, but I have thought proper to enclose to you Mr. Lockharts letter agreeable to his request, so that some other person may be appointed to fill that office. I am Sir with due respect yours
DLC: Papers of James Madison.