Detroit June 4. 1808.
I take the liberty to enclose the ⟨copy⟩ of an address to the citizens of the Territory of Michigan, ⟨on e⟩ntering into the duties of my office, as Governor, under my ⟨new⟩ appointment. We have no press in this Territory, and I ⟨ask⟩ you, Sir, to be so kind, as to send it to the printer of the ⟨Nat⟩ional Intelligencer for publication. Hitherto, I have made ⟨no⟩ answer to all the calumny, and falsehood, which has ⟨bee⟩n published against me. I hope the few observations ⟨con⟩tained in the address, will be considered as properly applied ⟨an⟩d as much as the occasion requires. I am respectfully Your most obedient servant
DNA: RG 59—Territorial Papers—TP, Michigan.