New Orleans April 8. 1806
The inclosed correspondence between Governor Grand Pré and myself deserves your perusal. I am inclined to think there is no foundation for the information communicated by Governor Grand Pré, and I rather suppose it is resorted to as a pretext for his late measures.
I have no recent intelligence from Nachitoches; At the date of my last accounts, the spanish Troops continued incamped on the western Bank of the Sabine. Major Porter had stationed a Company of Infantry in advance of Nachitoches and within the limits assigned by the Spanish Agents to the Province of Taxus, but I know not the Orders which were given to the Officer commanding the Detachment. I have the honor to be, Sir, very respectfully, Your hble Servt.
William C. C. Claiborne
DNA: RG 59-TP-Territorial Papers, Orleans.