Septr. 16th: 1807
In consequence of my appointment, as a Judge in the Territory of Louisiana, I resigned the same office in Kentucky, and have spent some time in the Territory, in the discharge of my duty. Having exchanged a situation in the Michigan territory for Louisiana, my appointment took place in the recess of Congress.
I shall be thankful to you for any attention you may think proper to bestow on the continuation of this appointment, at as early ⟨a⟩ day as convenient, after the meeting of the Senate. I am Sir with real respect Yr mo. obt.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.