James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Daniel Clark, 6 October 1803

From Daniel Clark

New Orleans 6 October 1803


I now inclose you the original extracts from the Customhouse Books of the imports & Exports for the Years 1800, 1801, & 1802 with translations of the two last1 which on account of the smuggling as mentioned in my former advices, will give but an inadequate idea of the Trade of the Country.

A Lieut. Col. of Engineers has arrived within the last three days from Havana, sent to assist the Commissioners in their Operations on the Line of Demarcation. The Order for his Mission must have been forwarded from Spain previous to acquiring a knowledge of the Cession to the U. S., no Official mention of which, has yet been made by the Court of Madrid to its Officers in this Country. I have the Honor to remain very respectfully Sir Your most obedient Servant

Daniel Clark

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