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I was duly honored with the receipt of your Letter of the 1st. of October, and took immediate measures to procure “some perfect fruits of the Bow wood of Louisiana, and some perfect Seeds of the same.” This wood is not to be found in this vicinity; But it grows (I learn) in the Parish of Feliciana in this State, and near to Fort Adams in the Missisippi Territory, from whence I hope soon to...
My friend Mr Joseph Saul Cashier of the Orleans Bank, going to the northern states for the benefit of his health, will have the honor to deliver you this Letter. During ten years, that Mr Saul, has resided in this City, I have had abundant proof of his private and public worth; An honester Man never lived, nor do I know an Individual, who has manifested a more sincere attachment to the...
A sincere disposition to serve a worthy and useful Member of Society, induces me to take the liberty to recommend to your protection Doctor William Rogers of this City. This Gentleman was formerly attached to the Navy of the United States in Character as Surgeon, and left the service under a decision of a Court Martial, which the Doctor and his friends have always considered a hard one. I am...
We are assured he[r]e, on the authority of Admiral Cockran, that a treaty of Peace between the United States, and Great Britain was Signed at Ghent on the 24th. of December last, and which treaty being already ratified by the Prince Regent, awaits only the Sanction of the American Government to put an end to hostilities. Taking it for granted that the Conditions are Such as neither to...
I congratulate you on the Glorious issue of the contest in which was involved the Safety of this Section of the union. It has this moment been officially announced to me by one of the aids de camp of Major General Jackson, “that the Enemy evacuated their camp in the course of last night, and that the State of Louisiana is now probably free from the presence of an Invader.” I cannot on this...
We have the afflicting intelligence of the fall of the City of Washington, but are not yet furnished the particulars; The public Buildings it is reported are all destroyed, but we are left to hope that private property has been respected. This event will excite thro’out the Union, the deepest Regret; But it may be an evil for a Good ; It Surely will revive the Spirit of Seventy Six, and call...
In my last letter, I had the honor to advise you of the defeat of the Revolutionists in the Spanish Province of Texas, and of the distress of the fugitives, who had Sought an assylum in this State. It is my duty now to inform you, that attempts are at this time making to organi⟨ze⟩ & equip within Louisiana, and elsewhere within the United States, a force for the express purpose of re-entering...
I left New Orleans on the 12th. ultimo, on a tour thro’ the State , as well with a view to inform myself of its situation, as to assist in organizing a detachment of Militia, ordered to be holden in readiness for service, and which I shall call into the field, in case of Invasion, or eminent danger of Invasion. The War with the Creeks, will be soon drawn to a close; my Brother, General...
Since my letter of the 14 th Instant , it has been deemed expedient to proceed against m r Livingston before the Parish court of New Orleans , by way of information , and of which a copy is herewith enclosed. M r
Had my health permited, I should have availed myself of the Honor of your Invitation, and been present at the sessions of the council on saturday last. … The question as to the right of property to the batture in front of the suburb S te mary is of very general concern. … that the Public right should be entertained maintained against the claims of Individuals, is not only interesting to the...