New Orleans March 26th. 1805
Mr. Robinson a passanger on Board the Brig Enterprise Bound for Baltimore has promised to convey to you a Barrell of excellent Brown Sugar, Manufactured by Mr. Fortier a respectable Planter of this Territory.
Mr. Fortier has requested me to forward to you this Sugar, and to pray your acceptance of it as a Sample of the Production of this fertile District—
I am my Dear Sir with great Respect Your faithful friend
Wm. C. C. Claiborne
MHi: Coolidge Collection.