Head Quarters 7th. Military District
New Orleans March 13th. 1815
It is with great satisfaction that I inform you of my having received this day official advice of the ratification and interchange of the treaty of peace between the United States and Great Brittain
A copy of the treaty and of the ratification will be presented to you by <my Aide de Camp Mr Livingston> major Joseph woodruff of the 3d Infty, who will express to you more fully than I can in the compass of a letter those sentiments which the new state of things between the two nations inspires.
I have by special direction of the Secretary at War ordered an immediate cessation of hostilities and by the like order make this communication to you.
Mr. Livingston is empowered to make such arrangements for the restorations required by the 1st. Articles of the treaty and to receive all places now in your possession, as well as the slaves mentioned in your former letters, and all public property, conformably to the provisions of the said treaty.
Any facility or accomodation that may be required for your supplies or the comforts of your sick or wounded in my power will be given, with the greatest pleasure. I have the honor to be With the greatest Respect Sir Your most obdt. Servt.
Major Genl comdg.