July 8th. 1805 At Nw. Orleans
I am this Moment honerd with your Letter of the 26th. of May, and will reply particularly to it, by the Post next ensuing. The Mail arrived in a disordered State; many of the Letters were wet, (as was the packet directed to me) but I do not learn, that any were lost. Your Letter to Doctor Sibley, I shall forward to Nachitoches on Tomorrow.—The little animal mentioned in my Letter of the 6th is now much better in health, & I hope will live.—The Peltry has been aired, cleansed, & will in this Day be repacked.
I am Dr Sir, With great respect yr faithful friend
William C. C. Claiborne
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.