Head quarters Drafter Militia
14th. January 1815
I send for your information a Copy of an Order received from his Excellency Governor Claiborne dated 13th. January 1815. which was handed this Evening by Colo. Shamburgh
My answer to the Colonel was as follows. That I did not at present consider myself under the Command of Governor, and as a matter of Courtesy I would give him an unofficial copy of the Report of Our Strength--
For several days I have been informed that it was the intention of his excellency to assume the Command in chief of the Troops under my Orders. I have determined to Recognize no Order except Emanating from you as Commander of the District. I have the Honor to be with Great consideration yr. obt Servt.
David B. Morgan
Brigr Genl Comdg