Letter to Andrew Jackson from William Charles Cole Claiborne

New Orleans 31st January 1815

     Applications being hourly addressed to me by the militia officers of the state, to learn the disposition to be made of the various Detachments, now at this place, and finding, a wish very general on the part of the citizens to return to their respective Homes; I take the liberty to ask, whether in your Judgment the services of the whole or what part of the militia of this state now in the service of the united states can be dispensed with, & at what period? May I also ask whether since the date of your last letter upon the subject, you have heard any thing further, from the British commander respecting the negro slaves? you will excuse me solicitude upon a subject so immediately interesting to many good citizens of teh state, and in whose behalf, in my character as civil Governor I would wish to address a letter to the British commander, & to convey it by three distingushed citizens, if you hsould not already, have effected the restoration of their property I am sir very Respectfully your hble servt

William C. C. Claiborne

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