Nachitoches August 28th 1806.
My official letter of this date, to the Secretary of War which I presume you will have the perusal of, will acquaint you with the cause of my visiting this Post, the part I have acted since my arrival, and also of the unpleasant state of things in this vicinity.
I have received under cover from your department, Commissions for James Mather Senior and Piere Fauches as Legislative Councellors, and which I shall deliver on my return to New Orleans. I am Sir, Verry Respectfully Yo: hble Servt
William C. C. Claiborne
DNA: RG 59-TP-Territorial Papers, Orleans.