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To James Madison from William C. C. Claiborne, 21 April 1808

New-Orleans, April 21st. 1808.


In the month of January 1807, I understand that a Grand Jury summoned by order of the Superior Court of this Territory, had made certain presentments against James Workman and Lewis Kerr, charging them with designs & acts hostile to the Laws and Government of the U. States. I immediately made application by letter to the Judges, for Copies of the Presentments, but they were refused me; I lately renewed my application to Judge Mathews, and by his orders, I was furnished with a Copy, which is herewith transmitted. Messrs. Kerr and Workman are still here, and continue to practise Law in the several superior and inferior Courts of the Territory. I have the honor to be, Sir, very respectfully yo: hble servt.

William C. C. Claiborne

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

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