James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William C. C. Claiborne, 27 September 1804

From William C. C. Claiborne


New-Orleans Septr 27h. 1804.

Dear Sir,

In my Letter of the 25th. I mentioned the Illness of Mrs. Claiborne, and my little Daughter: They have since been called to the Abodes of rest and happiness. My misfortunes have been uncommonly great; to loose in the same Day my whole family was indeed a heavy affliction. But my God willed it, and I must submit with fortitude and Resignation.

I have received your Letter of the 30th. Ultimo,1 together with the various Commissions enclosed, and will acknowledge it (officially) by the next Post. I am Dear Sir, With great respect Your sincere friend!

William C. C. Claiborne


1PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (7 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends , 7:655–56.

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