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To James Madison from William C. C. Claiborne, 20 March 1809

From William C. C. Claiborne

New-Orleans March 20h, 1809.

Dear Sir,

The enclosed Letter is from the Lady Abbess of the Ursuline Convent, And in compliance with her particular request, I have the honor to transmit it to you.

I avail myself of this occasion to Accompany the expression of my sincere pleasure at your elevation to the Presidential Chair, with my best Wishes for the honor, the happiness and the prosperity of your Administration. I have the honor to be Dr Sir, With great respect & Esteem Your Mo: Obt servt

William C. C. Claiborne

RC (DLC); letterbook copy (Ms-Ar: Claiborne Executive Journal). RC docketed by JM. Letterbook copy marked “Private.” The enclosure was the letter from the mother superior of the Ursuline convent to JM, 11 Mar. 1809.

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