James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Charles Coles Claiborne, 13 March 1806

New Orleans March 13. 1806.


I was this day informed, that a Vessel, bound to Fort Stoddart, and loaded with Stores for our Garrison, has been detained at Mobile, and the Cargo landed. I fear the Spanish Agents are disposed to increase our embarrassments in that quarter.

It is also reported, that Governor Folche has lately visited Mobile, and that the Fort, at that place, is now undergoing considerable repairs, under the direction of an experienced Engineer.

Your letter of the 10th. ultimo, has this moment reached me; it shall be answered by the next mail; in the mean time I pray you to be assured of my faithful attention to its contents.

I have the honor to be, Sir, with great respect, Your hble Servt.

William C. C. Claiborne

DNA: RG 59-TP-Territorial Papers, Orleans.

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