New Orleans July 30th. 1807.
Finding Mrs. Claiborne’s Health much impaired, and being apprehensive that a residence here during the summer might, endanger her life, I propose leaving this City (with my family) for the Mississippi Territory in the course of the Day. I shall myself continue in the vicinity of Natchez for four or five Days only, & expect to return to New Orleans on or before the 20th. August.
I am not yet advised of the issue of Burr’s Trial. I am Sir, very respectfully, your mo: hble servt.
William C. C. Claiborne
DNA: RG 59-TP-Territorial Papers, Orleans.