Philada. 16th March 1807
On the 13th. I enclosed to you a letter I had received from the Havanna, and the same motive suggests the propriety of communicating the following extract of a letter I have this instant received from the same person and place dated the 23d ulto. viz. “I yesterday informed you of an order from his C. Majesty by way of New Providence to the government of this Island, stating that whenever the Americans shall dispossess the Spaniards of any part of the disputed territory of Louisiana all property belonging to them shall be immediately embargoed for the Kings pleasure—The source from whence this news comes leaves it unquestionable”
I am very respectfully and Sincerely yours
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.