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From Thomas Jefferson to Joshua Lewis, 16 January 1806

Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States of America, January 16, 1807

To all who shall see these presents, Greeting:

Know Ye, That reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Wisdom, Uprightness and Learning of Joshua Lewis, of Kentucky, I have nominated, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate do appoint him One of the Judges in and over the Territory of Orleans; and do authorize and empower him to execute and fulfill the duties of that office according to the Constitution and laws of the said United States; and to Have and to Hold the said office with all the powers, privileges and Emoluments to the same of right appertaining during his good behaviour.

L. S  In Testimony whereof, I have caused these Letters to be made patent, and the seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed.

Given under my hand at the City of Washington the Sixteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Seven; and of the Independence of the United States of America the Thirty first.

Th: Jefferson

By the President
 James Madison
 Secretary of State

Printed Source--Clarence Edwin Carter et al., eds. The Territorial Papers of the United States. 27 vols. (Washington, D.C., 1934-69).: Volume IX: The Territory of Orleans, 1803-1812.

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