Octob. 24. 1807.
I have attentively considered the enclosed statement & opinion of Mr. Derbigny relative to the batture in front of the suburb St. Mary at the city of New-Orleans, & concur with him in sentiment, if the case be correctly stated. This I am bound to presume as it has been officially communicated to you by Governor Claiborne whose letter I have sent to the President. Yours Very Respecy. & Sincey.
C. A. Rodney
DNA: RG 94--Letters Sent by the Office of the Adjutant General.