New Orleans December 3d. 1806.
To enable me to forward by express, to the department of State some public Dispatches, I have this day drawn upon you for five hundred Dollars, payable at 5 days sight to J. W. Gurley or order. I am sir, very respectfully your hble sert.
William C. C. Claiborne
DNA: RG 59-TP-Territorial Papers, Orleans.