N. O. May 22d 1806.
I inclose for your perusal a copy of another Act of the Legislature, which I have rejected. This Bill was probably suggested by some of the French Lawyers, and has become a favorite measure with the Majority in the two Houses. Its rejection therefore will be made the ground of new complaints against me. It is even said that it will determine the Legislature to solicit my removal. But be this as it may I shall continue to act the part which my judgment approves. I have the honor &c
Signed W. C. C. Claiborne
DNA: RG 59-TP-Territorial Papers, Orleans.