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The General is apparently making every possible preparation to embark immediately, but I fear we shall not be able to proceed tomorrow as was expected. The boats are not yet all covered, but will probably be completed this evening. I feel a great anxiety to be at New Orleans. But I find it is no easy task to put even a small army into motion. I am happy at the pleasing prospect now before us...
8 March 1805, New Orleans . “The late Election for City Aldermen was conducted with great order, but the apathy of the people on the occasion astonished me. But few voted, and none appeared interested as to the issue. I have appointed Mr. James Pitot Mayor, and Doctor John Watkins Recorder of the City. The former is a French Gentleman of Talents and respectability who has resided here for many...
§ From William C. C. Claiborne. 30 July 1805, New Orleans. “I have this day drawn upon you in favor of Captain Daniel Carmick for 180 Dollars, payable at five days Sight; Captain Carmick was the Bearer of Dispatches from me to Governor Folch, upon the Subject of the Post Route through West Florida; and I promised to defray his expences. I would willingly have paid this charge out of the Fund...
§ From William C. C. Claiborne. 29 March 1806, New Orleans. “The news from Nachetoches is of an unpleasant nature. Spanish troops to the number of four hundred, accompanied by some Indians, are assembled on the Sabine, and threaten to advance and to maintain the same position (near to Nachetoches) from which a Small spanish Guard was lately driven by Captain Turner under the orders of Major...
20 January 1803 , “ Near Natchez .” Encloses “general abstracts” [not found] of a recently received return of the claims filed in Washington County. Most titles exhibited in the county “are very incomplete.” “It is not believed, that any of the citizens claiming under Spanish sales, had obtained patents previous to October 1795, but remained in possession of their lands, by virtue of an Order...
§ From William C. C. Claiborne. 23 January 1806, New Orleans. “Mr. Benjamin Morgan a zealous American, and an honest Man, was elected on the 21st. Instant, a member of the House of Representatives of this Territory. “The enclosed return will shew you the state of the Poll, as well as the great degree of political Apathy which prevails in this quarter. “The French Consul Mr. Deferges...
I have the honor to enclose you, an address from the House of Representatives of the Mississippi Territory, and the pleasure to add, that the Sentiments it contains, are in unison with the feelings of a great majority of the Citizens of this Territory.— I am persuaded, an opinion generally prevails in this District, that the Liberty, Peace, & safety of our Country, greatly depend upon the...
§ From William C. C. Claiborne. 22 July 1805, New Orleans. “My last, upon the Subject of the Post Route thro’ West Florida, informed you, that Captain Carmick on his return from Pensacola, had unfortunately lost the answer of Governor Folch to my communication: But the enclosed Copy of a Letter from the Marquis of Casa Calvo to me, will inform you that no objections will be made on the part of...
21 January 1805, New Orleans. “On perusing the Copy of my Letter of the 19h Instant, I find that my feelings (when speaking of the difficulty of my situation) led me to introduce a Military simile, which is inapplicable & improper. You will oblige me therefore, if you will correct that part of my Letter of the 19h. where the simile of the ‘forlorn hope’ appears, in such manner, as to make it...
I have the pleasure to announce the arrival of Judge Hall; he reached this City three days ago; and on this Morning, I delivered him his Commission, and administered the oaths of Office. The death of Colonel Kirbey is really an event I greatly lament; But I persuade myself his vacancy will soon be filled by an able and judicious Judge.—Mr. Prevost is attentive to his duties, and his decisions...
The Legislature of the Territory Commences its sessions, on the 9th. of January next, and in eight days thereafter my Commission as Governor, which bears date on the 17th. of January 1806 (and is to continue in force for three years from the date thereof) will expire. In case "of the death, removal, resignation or necessary absence of the Governor, the Secretary shall be, and he is authorised...
5 March 1803 , “ Near Natchez .” Encloses a letter from Hũlings communicating the latest intelligence from New Orleans. “The Western Boats are arriving daily at Natchez; our Markets are low but there is no difficulty in exporting Produce from hence to the Atlantic States or to Europe. There are many Vessels yet lying opposite to Orleans, waiting for return cargoes, & there are several now on...
13 January 1805, New Orleans. “The Incipient Capital of the Louisiana Bank has been Subscribed, and the following Gentlemen Elected Directors, to Wit.—Paul Lanuse, James Pitot, Julien Poydrass, Daniel Clark, Michael Fortier, John Soulie, Thomas Harman, Thomas Urquhart, William Donaldson, John F Merieult, Francis Duplessis, James Carrick, John Mc.Donogh, John B. Labatut, and Nicholas Girod. The...
§ From William C. C. Claiborne. 13 November 1805, New Orleans. “I have the pleasure to inclose you a copy of a Resolution, which was this day unanimously adopted by the House of Representatives of this Territory.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, TP , Orleans, vol. 7); letterbook copy ( Ms-Ar : Claiborne Executive Journal, vol. 15). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Claiborne; docketed by...
23 December 1804, New Orleans. “The Bark Hero arrived in this Harbour three days ago. The French Prisoners have all escaped, some have gone into the Country for employment: a few remain in the City and others have entered as Sailors on Board of Merchant Vessels. The Situation of the Sick and wounded Englishmen on Board the Hero is peculiarly distressing: they are without Hospital Stores of any...
A list of the Gentlemen recommended to compose the Legislative Council Benjamin Morgan Dr. John Watkins Dr. Robert Dow William Kenner William Donaldson James Pitot Francis Duplessis & Peter Petit of New-Orleans. James Mather Colonel Bellechasse & Le Breton D’Orgenoy—residing on the Coast between the City and Manshac. Dr. John Sibley of Nachitoches. William Wykoff & Theophilus Collins of...
An event has happened here, which has occasioned some agitation in the public mind. The Gun Boats on this Station are anchored in the Mississippi, opposite to New Orleans, and near to the Western shore; On the 4th. of July, a Citizen (a Planter) in the vicinity, was correcting his female slave, whose cries being heard by the officers and Crew of the Gun Boats, three of the young officers...
3 June 1805, New Orleans . “I was this day Honored with your Letter of the first of April. The appropriation Law to which you allude has not been received by me, nor has it reached any public officer in this City. I hope however that in the contingent Fund for the Executive Department of this Territory, Congress has been liberal, for I find the expences are necessarily greater than I had...
The enclosures No. 1, 2, 3 and 4, furnish a correspondence between Messrs. Duncan, Gurley, governor Folch and myself, relative to the accusations exhibited against general James Wilkinson, and are now transmitted to you for the purpose of being laid before the court of enquiry, if you should think proper. I have the honor to be, Sir, Very respectfully, Your most obt. servt. The original letter...
The Office of Surveyor for this Port, having become vacant by the Death of Mr. Andrew Porter, I take the liberty to recommend to you as his Successor Mr. Peter L. B. Duplessis. This Gentleman is a Native Citizen of the United States, and Speaks the French Language in great purity. He was formerly in the employ of my Deceased friend H. B. Trist, who often Spoke of him to me in the most...
I have recently experienced the heaviest of Afflictions.—It has pleased Allmighty God to call to the abode of Rest my whole family.—On the evening of the 25th. Instant my only child, a sweet little Daughter under three years of Age, breathed her last, and in the morning ensuing Mrs. Claiborne closed a Life , with the continuance of which my happiness was intimately connected.—Every medical...
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
29 October 1802 , “ Near Natchez .” Encloses a letter received “last evening” from Hũlings together with a translation of an extract from Morales’s 16 Oct. proclamation. “These despatches, announce ’that the Port of New Orleans, is shut against foreign commerce and the American deposit .[’] Not understanding from the Intendant’s Proclamation, whether or not, another place on the banks of the...
§ From William C. C. Claiborne. 13 March 1806, New Orleans. “I was this day informed, that a Vessel, bound to Fort Stoddart, and loaded with Stores for our Garrison, has been detained at Mobile, and the Cargo landed. I fear the Spanish Agents are disposed to increase our embarrassments in that quarter. “It is also reported, that Governor Folche has lately visited Mobile, and that the Fort, at...
§ From William C. C. Claiborne. 16 August 1805, New Orleans . “The enclosure No, 1 is the last letter received from the Marquis on the subject of Mr. Moralis’s continuance in this Territory, and No, 2 a Copy of my Answer. “I do not Know how far the part I have acted on this occasion will be approved of by the President; But I pray you to be assured that my conduct is directed by my best...
I arrived here this evening and had the pleasure to meet General Wilkinson. I find that the boats &c, are not yet ready for embarkation, but the General supposes he will be able to make a movement on the 6th instant. On my route hither, I met the express mail from New Orleans, and received by that conveyance a communication from Mr Clark of which the enclosed is a copy. I congratulate you,...
10 November 1804, New Orleans. “I now forward you the answers of the Marquis of Casa Calvo, to my communications of the 30th and 31st. Ultimo, together with a Copy of my reply to them . “I fear the Royal Decree alluded to is calculated to do injury. If the Marquis should send me a Copy it shall be forwarded to you. I never was an Advocate for a Standing Army; I wish to God it could be...
Your favour of the 18th. of April has been received, and the Letter for Mr. Duplantier which you enclosed, has been delivered. Mr. Duplantier has located and surveyed for General Fayette ten thousand Acres of Land lying on the Mississippi, in the vicinity of Point Coupie, but some private Claims having lately been set up to a part of that Tract, Mr. D. has solicited of the Board of...
I arrived here this evening about 24 hours after the Troops had disembarked. They had favorable weather, and a short passage from Fort Adams. My detention was occasioned by an accident on the River; The Schooner in which I sailed ran aground at Point Coupee; and I had to proceed hither, with the other Gentlemen on board, in a small Boat much crowded and exposed to the weather. I have however...
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 have forwarded a Commission as Councillor to Doctor John Sibley; he is certainly a Man of Information, & is capable of making a good Member of the Legislature. I must confess that I felt trust on seeing the Paragraph concerning the Doctor, which I enclosed you by the last Mail—My personal Acquaintance with him is limited, but as an interesting Correspondent I had respected him, & formed an...
21 September 1804, New Orleans. “I enclose you a petition addressed to me, and signed by a number of respectable Inhabitants of this City: You will discover, there is some apprehension of an Insurrection among the Negro’s, and that much alarm exists. Altho’ I am not myself of opinion, that we are in as eminent danger as the Memorialists seem to think, I have nevertheless taken every means of...
By Mr. Dean who goes to the City of Washington with public dispatches, I do myself the pleasure to transmit you a Map of a part of this Territory.— It is the most correct of any I have seen, and as such is offered for your acceptance. Mr. Deplantier is now in this City, and proposes, without delay, to locate a portion of the lands granted to General La Fayette.— We hope to be enabled to...
31 March 1804, New Orleans. “The laws regulating the commerce of Louisiana, have been received here and that which relates to the registering of vessels has given great satisfaction. We have also seen the law providing for a temporary Government in the shape it passed the Senate; the prohibiting the importation of Slaves is a source of great dissatisfaction.” Believes the people will express...
My letter of the 1st. Instant, will have apprised you of my design to set out on a journey to Washington, in the course of next month; unless in the mean time, events should arise, which would render my presence in the Territory essential to the public Interest; or unless it be intimated to me, that my absence at this period would not be agreeable to the President. An Inhabitant of Opellousas...
§ From William C. C. Claiborne. 27 August 1805, “Territory of Orleans 150 Miles from New Orleans.” “I passed over to Batton Rouge on Yesterday, and partook of the hospitality of Governor Grandpré: I was introduced into a Fort , where the Governor has resided for several Months, from an apprehension that Kemper and his Associates, still meditate an Attack against his Government. “The Fort of...
14 January 1805, New Orleans. “I have this moment received your Letter of the 15th. December enclosing my Commission as Governor with the approval of the Senate, and Sundry other Commissions for officers of the Territory of Orleans. I am greatly indebted to the Government for their renewed evidence of confidence, and I pray you to be assured that every effort will be used by me, to Support and...
§ From William C. C. Claiborne. 8 April 1806, New Orleans. “The inclosed correspondence between Governor Grand Pré and myself deserves your perusal. I am inclined to think there is no foundation for the information communicated by Governor Grand Pré, and I rather suppose it is resorted to as a pretext for his late measures. “I have no recent intelligence from Nachitoches; At the date of my...
7 September 1803 , “ Near Natchez .” Has reason to believe “that much of the vacant Land in Louisiana, will be covered by fraudulent grants” before the U.S. takes possession. Don Joseph Vidal, commander of the Spanish post across the river from Natchez, “manifests great solicitude” that his friends in the Mississippi Territory “should possess themselves of Lands in his vicinity .” Has learned...
2 August 1801, Nashville. Acknowledges receipt of JM’s letter of 10 July enclosing his commission as governor of Mississippi Territory. Requests JM to inform president that he accepts appointment. Expects to depart for Mississippi by late September or early October. Letterbook copy ( Ms-Ar : Claiborne Executive Journal). 2 pp. Printed in Rowland, Claiborne Letter Books Dunbar Rowland, ed.,...
1 March 1805, New Orleans . “I received this morning a Visit from the Marquis of Casa Calvo; He came as he said to ask my advice as to the conduct he should pursue to obtain redress for the King his Master against Don Juan Ventura Morales the late Intendant who had exceeded his powers in the case of Peter Villamil, and not accounted properly for certain monies due the King from said Villamil....
§ From William C. C. Claiborne. 16 May 1806, New Orleans. “Mr. Graham, who visits the United States by permission of the President, will be enabled to satisfy your enquiries with respect to the state of things in this Territory. Mr. Graham departs with my regret; his attachment to the interest of his country, and his private virtues secured him my friendship, while his good sense and prudent...
7 June 1804, New Orleans. “On my arrival in Louisiana I was frequently applied to by different persons for permission to trade with certain Indian tribes, west of the Mississippi and within the province of Louisiana. “With a view of conciliating the affections of the Indians by preventing unjust and unprincipled men from participating in their trade, I gave instructions to the Commandants of...
Mr. Roebelt, who has been appointed United States Factor for the Post of Nachetoches, is now in this City. He is awaiting at this place, his instructions, and seems at this time to be uninformed as to the duties which are expected of him. In his Commission he is named the Factor for the Post of Nachetoches, and it would seem therefrom that his agency would be confined solely to the management...
My official Communications of yesterday to the Secretary of State, will acquaint you of the unpleasant aspect of Affairs in this quarter.— I persuade myself, that the danger from within will not prove as serious as is apprehended;—But whatever difficulties may arise, you may rely with Confidence, on my best exertions for the defence of my Country and Government. General Wilkinson is of...
 I had the Honor a few days since, to receive your Letter of the 10th of July, and its contents shall engage my early attention. By the ensuing Mail therefore, I shall forward you a list of the Buildings (the property of the United States) in this City, together with my opinion as “to the best distribution to be made of them”.—  I learn thro the Medium of the News papers, that a Peace...
§ From William C. C. Claiborne. 17 August 1805, New Orleans . “By the enclosed, you will perceive that the Correspondence between the Marquis of Casa Calvo and myself concerning Morales has not yet Closed. If Morales should not abandon his project relative to the Sales of Florida Lands, I shall not cease to urge his immediate departure from the Territory. “The Climate here is now excessively...
Eight days ago, Mr. Cevallos, an admiral in the Spanish service, & the late Commandant on the Vera-Crux station arrived in this City, and, on yesterday, it being stated in one of the New-papers that a Vessel had arrived hence from Pensacola with dispatches to Admiral Cevallos from Governor Folch, I sent a verbal message to Mr. Cevallos, expressive of my wish to see him, & shortly thereafter he...
§ From William C. C. Claiborne. 28 May 1806, New Orleans. “On yesterday the House of Representatives rejected the resolution of the Council mentioned in my letter of the 26th.; and on this day the two Houses are dispatching business with dispatch and concord. “The Resolution of the Council was passed without reflection, and was evidently the result of passion. As far as I can learn the public...
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...