James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Charles Coles Claiborne, 25 November 1806

New Orleans November 25. 1806.


General Wilkinson has this moment arrived in New Orleans. My Letters of the 18. and 19. inst. you will consider as confidential. I shall have a conferrence with the General on tomorrow, and will in a few days write you particularly

I have no doubt that a conspiracy is formed highly injurious to the interest of the UStates and that characters of high standing are concerned, but I am not yet advised of particulars.

General Wilkinson and myself will, to the best of our judgments and abilities support the honor and welfare of our country. I am Sir, with great respect, Your Mo. obt. Servt

William C. C. Claiborne

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

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