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By recent letters from Goverr. Claiborne, and from my Atty. H. L. Duncan Esqr. I am advised that certain responses of Govr. Folchs to the Interogatories of Govr. Claiborne would be transmitted to the office of State for my use, and therefore I will beg leave to make application for those doccuments should they have come to hand; to enable me to employ th em on my defence against the accu...
20 December 1803, New Orleans. “We have the satisfaction to announce to you, that the province of Louisiana was this day surrendered to the United States by the Commissioner of France; and to add that the flag of our Country was raised in this City amidst the acclamations of the inhabitants. “The enclosed is a copy of an instrument of writing which was signed and exchanged by the Commissioners...
In the moment of sailing I take the liberty to mention to you the bearer Dr. Pendergrast formerly introduced to you by the count Andreani. The Dr. is direct from Cuba and has spent some time in The Havana, where he appears to have made himself master of the views and dispositions of the Inhabitants of the Island. Refering you to him for information which may be usefull and I conceve...
30 March 1804, New Orleans. “Since our last of the 11 instant, a Duplicate of which is under cover we have received the Remainder of the public Records of the Province. The Delivery of the Store-Houses and Magazines & the Evacuation of the City by the Spanish Troops are the only important unfinished Objects relating to our Commission.” Enclose a 27 Mar. 1804 letter from Laussat showing “that...
It is with singular Satisfaction, we announce to you the peaceful Transfer of the Province of Louisiana by the Commissioners of Spain to the Commissary of the French Republic, communicated to us by that officer in a Letter, received last Evening (bearing Date the 30. ulto) a Copy of which we transmit you, under Cover, together with his Proclamation, issued on the Occasion, to which we have...
Since our Letter of the 27. ulto but little Progress has been made in the Business of the Commission. Orders have been issued, by Mr Laussat for the Delivery of the Posts of Concord, Atakapas & Opelousas , to such American Officers as have been selected for those stations, and we are waiting like Orders for the Surrender of the Post of Natchitoches on Red River and those in upper Louisiana....
7 April 1805, Washington . “I have been honored by your letter of the 22d ultimo [not found], and am highly flattered by the mark of Presidential confidence which it conveys to me, as well as by the obliging language in which you have been pleased to make the communication. “I fear my incompetency to the able discharge of the interesting trust confided to me, but shall Endeavour to supply the...
Burr had a contract with ______ of Pittsburgh, or a company with which he was concerned, for 20,000 barrels of flour, and 6,000 barrels of pork, deliverable here, or at Natchez. It was to follow Burr, and I understand he made a handsome advance on the contract. Since the expositions ______ has sent orders to Natchez to have these provisions taken care of, and not to deliver them before...
In my last of the 24th. Ultmo. of which you have a duplicate under cover, I fear I intruded on you some details touching the Indian affairs, which in propriety appertained to the department of War; I shall therefore by the pending mail address the Sequel of that Business to General Dearborn. You have under cover, copies of the Instructions of Governor Harrison, to the Surveyor General of this...
Since my last, bearing date the 28th. Ulto. the affairs of this Territory have progressed with tranquility. My neglect of the violent personal invectives, which were poured in upon me by the adverse parties of the Country, appears to have abated the Zeal and ardor of the managers on either Side, and it would seem that a truce has succeeded at all points, excepting the district of St....