James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Daniel Clark, 10 November 1803 (Abstract)

§ From Daniel Clark

10 November 1803, New Orleans. “Inclosed you have Copies of three Letters of the 7th. 9th. & 10th. Inst. which I have written to Governor Claiborne1 and supposing he would give you advice respecting them by Land I have for the sake of having another opportunity forwarded these by the Ship Patty via New York. The Marquis de Casa Calvo set out yesterday Evening on a shooting Party to the Parish of San Bernardo on the terre aux Boeufs about 5 leagues below the Town and will be absent till the 14th. On the 15th. or 16th. his projected trip for Barataria and from thence as he says to the Chafalaya [Atchafalaya River] ⟨is⟩ to take place, but against this I shall remonstrate if nothing else will stop him. The Prefect likewise set out Yesterday on an excursion up the River as far as Manchac and is not looked for till the 17th. when I shall apply to him as mentioned in my Letter to Govr. Claiborne, whose answer I shall wait for with impatience and whose directions if he communicates any I shall implicitly follow.”

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