New-Orleans, Feby. 23rd. 1808.
Being requested by Governor Folch to forward the inclosed packet, I have taken the liberty to send it under Cover to the Department of State, & must beg the favor of you, to cause it to be placed in the Mail at Washington.
On the 17th. Instant, I transmitted to you Copies of the Letters which have passed between Governor Folch and myself on the subject of the Embargo. I am Sir, with great respect, your mo: obt. Servt.
William C. C. Claiborne
DNA: RG 59-TP-Territorial Papers, Orleans.