§ From William C. C. Claiborne
31 May 1805, New Orleans. “After proceeding as far as Point Coupée, and making many appointments under the new Judiciary System, I returned to this City on this evening.1 My excursion was a very pleasing one; I found the Citizens in the enjoyment of much happiness, and apparently well disposed to the American Government. I was often detained by necessary attention to civilities, and the friendly welcome which was given me, rendered such detention particularly agreeable. I trust and believe that my late absence from the City, has not been attended with any public inconvenience.”
RC (DNA: RG 59, TP, Orleans, vol. 6); letterbook copy (ibid.); letterbook copy (Ms-Ar: Claiborne Executive Journal, vol. 15). RC 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 9 July.
1. Letterbook copies have “last evening.”