Boston. Sept: 6. 1804
I receivd. the inclosed by the last mail. The writer is Atto. for Mr Claiborne’s Government and one of the Officers of the City of New Orleans. I have deemed it my duty to transmit it for your perusal. It is with real and high regret that I inform you the federalists have (in all probability) succeeded in New Hampshire in the Congress election. For my part I am also inclined to believe they have the best Chance for Electors.
Our friends in Massachusetts are in high Spirits. Their hopes of success increase—
I pray God that no evils may arise from the Temper of the Louisanians, or rather a few designing Unprincipled Americans, nor from the Ill temper of Spain—
I Am, Sir, in Sincerity Your friend
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.