January 24, 1807
A week later, Clay found satisfactory proof to convince himself and the Administration that Burr was in fact guilty and two of his men had been arrested and transported to Washington with charges against the U.S. government. Dr. Justus Erick Bollman and Mr. Samuel Swartwout, Burr’s agents in the city of Orleans, arrived in Washington, where they applied for Habeas Corpus but had not at the time of the letter to Thomas Todd yet been presented in front of a court. Clay stated that “what disposition will be made of them remains to be decided.”
In the same letter, he informed Todd of the auspicious resolution with Great Britain for which he anticipated the most favorable results. As for the affairs with Spain, they “still continued in the dark”, but war did not seem to be a necessary event for the moment.
In closing the letter, Clay commented on his horse Buzzard and the success it was having over Continent and Dragon.
The Papers of Henry Clay, pg. 271_273