Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Wilkinson, 28 November 1806

Orleans, November 28.

For the President.

Claiborne appears to be properly impressed par le awful crisis which awaits us, and promises every support in his power. Les troops are behind moi 145.24 & la 195.4 321.14   a commencer.

My difficulties are stupendous—my means to be provided—my time prompt unthriving and the occasion urgent and critical. Mais une good cause—the favour du ciel—religious and patriotic hearts 126.19 work wonders. Je suis projecting a plan to take Burr and Dayton 27.24 Natchez I doubt the success but will make the attempt—En obedience to les obligations of good faith and obedience 135.16 you from 156.6 any participation in the lawless combination, I shall warn the Governor of Pensacola of the contemplated blow against Baton Rouge. Despicably 114.19 Spence has been hereabout and is suspected. Il a passé to Tennessee; Decator it is supposed has been tampered with. Bollman is here and I rein-302.14 manage him.

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