James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William C. C. Claiborne, 22 July 1805 (Abstract)

From William C. C. Claiborne, 22 July 1805 (Abstract)

§ From William C. C. Claiborne. 22 July 1805, New Orleans. “My last, upon the Subject of the Post Route thro’ West Florida,1 informed you, that Captain Carmick on his return from Pensacola, had unfortunately lost the answer of Governor Folch to my communication: But the enclosed Copy of a Letter from the Marquis of Casa Calvo to me,2 will inform you that no objections will be made on the part of the Spanish Authorities to the proposed establishment.”

RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 59, TP, Orleans, vol. 7); letterbook copy and letterbook copy of enclosure (Ms-Ar: Claiborne Executive Journal, vol. 15). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, except for Claiborne’s complimentary close and signature; docketed by Wagner as received 27 Aug., with his note: “Govr. Folch’s consent to the mail passing through W. Florida.” For enclosure, see n. 2.

2The enclosure (1 p.; in Spanish; docketed by Wagner; translation printed in Rowland, Claiborne Letter Books, description begins Dunbar Rowland, ed., Official Letter Books of W. C. C. Claiborne, 1801–1816 (6 vols.; Jackson, Miss., 1917). description ends 8:130) is a copy of Casa Calvo’s 16 July 1805 letter to Claiborne stating that he had heard from Governor Folch of West Florida who had received Claiborne’s communication sent by Daniel Carmick and who had made no objection to the postal route through his territory that Claiborne desired.

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