New Orleans March. 18. 1806.
The enclosed papers will acquaint you with the detention of the Schooner Ann at the Town of Mobile, and of the objection, by the Spanish agents to the passage of said Vessel to Fort St. Stephen.
I have, heretofore, written to Governor Folch relative to the obstructions offered to our Commerce on the Mobile
--and I deem further communications with him, altogether useless. I have the honor to be, Sir, very respectfully, Your hble servt.
William C. C. Claiborne
DNA: RG 59-TP-Territorial Papers, Orleans.