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William C. C. Claiborne to Thomas Jefferson, 1 February 1810

From William C. C. Claiborne

New-Orleans February 1st 1810

Dear sir,

In conformity to the request of the Legislative Council & House of Representatives of the Territory of Orleans, I have the honor to transmit you certain Resolutions, expressive of their high sence of “your long, faithful & important public services,” & of their grateful recollection of your interference in the case of the Bature, the preservation of which as a Public Common, is considered to be no less an object of general Utility, than of national Justice.—

The Legislative Council & House of Representatives further request me to convey to you, their best wishes for a continuance of “your Life, health & happiness”;1—to which, I must beg leave to add those also of

Dr sir Your faithful friend!

William C. C. Claiborne

RC (DNA: RG 59, LCBNO); at foot of text: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello Virginia”; endorsed by TJ as received 15 Mar. 1810, but recorded in SJL as received seven days later. Enclosure: Resolutions of the Orleans Territorial Legislature, [19 Jan. 1810].

1Omitted closing quotation mark editorially supplied.

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