Official Letter Books of W.C.C. Claiborne, 1801-1816, Volume 4

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Dunbar Rowland
State department of archives and history, 1917 - Louisiana

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Page 54 - This induces me to write you — put your Town in a state of Defence, organize your Militia and defend your City as well against internal enemies as external : my knowledge does not extend so far as to authorize me to go into detail, but I fear you will meet with an attack from quarters you do not at present expect. Be upon the alert — keep a watchful eye...
Page 54 - Spain. I fear there is something rotten in the state of Denmark. You have enemies within your own city that may try to subvert your government and try to separate it from the Union.
Page 233 - I avail myself of this occasion to renew to Your Excellency the assurances of my highest consideration.
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Page 88 - And the Governor, Legislative Council and House of Representatives, shall have authority to make laws in all cases for the good government of the district, not repugnant to the principles and articles in this ordinance established and declared.

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