Notes: VIII. New Orleans

Notes for William Chribbs: VIII. New Orleans

Note 1. Daniel Bissell to Andrew Jackson, January 5, 1807, “Burr’s Conspiracy,” American State Papers: Miscellaneous, Vol. I, Washington: Gales and Seaton (1834) p. 474. The connection of Andrew Jackson to Burr’s plans is itself murky. In 1806, Jackson did not hold public office, other than being an officer in the Tennessee militia.

Note 2. The Secretary at War’s request can be found in Secretary at War to Daniel Bissell, May 30, 1807, Letters Sent by the Secretary of War Relating to Military Affairs, 1800-1889, Microfilm M6, Roll 3 (Vol. 3, May 1, 1806 – Dec. 31, 1808), National Archives and Records Administration. For Bissell’s responses, see Daniel Bissell to Secretary at War, July 10, 1807 (Document B275), and Daniel Bissell to Secretary at War, December 28, 1807 (Document B363), Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Registered Series, 1801-1870, Microfilm M221, Roll 4 (May 1806 – April 1808, B230-C278), National Archives and Records Administration.

Note 3. Examination of Jacob Dunbaugh, “Burr’s Conspiracy,” American State Papers: Miscellaneous, Vol. I, Washington: Gales and Seaton (1834), pp. 514-18.

Note 4. Examination of Captain Bissell, “Burr’s Conspiracy,” American State Papers: Miscellaneous, Vol. I, Washington: Gales and Seaton (1834), pp. 590-92.

Note 5. Examination of Captain Bissell, “Burr’s Conspiracy,” American State Papers: Miscellaneous, Vol. I, Washington: Gales and Seaton (1834), p. 591.

Note 6. Ibid. The son who died was named James, not to be confused with Bissell’s second son, James Russell Bissell (1808-1887).

Note 7. Daniel Bissell to Secretary at War, January 24, 1807 (Document B201), Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Registered Series, 1801-1870, Microfilm M221, Roll 3 (May 1806-April 1808, A-B229), National Archives and Records Administration.

Note 8. William Chribbs to Secretary at War, June 19, 1807 (Document C289), Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Registered Series, 1801-1870, Microfilm M221, Roll 5 (May 1807-April 1808, C279-C493), National Archives and Records Administration. The letter was received July 23, 1807, which was after the Secretary at War had requested Bissell to give an account of Burr. See Registers of Letters Received by the Office of the Secretary of War, Main Series, 1800-1870, Microfilm M22, Roll 3 (Vol. 3, Jan. 9, 1806-April 8, 1808), National Archives and Records Administration, p. 50.

Note 9. John Wilkins, Jr. v. Chribbs & Mitchell, Civil suit record no. 518 (1807), Territory of Orleans, City Court (New Orleans), The Louisiana Purchase: A Heritage Explored, LOUISiana Digital Library, Baton Rouge, La.

Note 10. Thomas Kirkman v. Chribbs & McCawley, Civil suit record no. 533A (1807), Territory of Orleans, City Court (New Orleans), The Louisiana Purchase: A Heritage Explored, LOUISiana Digital Library, Baton Rouge, La.

Note 11. Timothy Merrick v. Barge Progress, Civil suit record no. 533B (1807), Territory of Orleans, City Court (New Orleans), The Louisiana Purchase: A Heritage Explored, LOUISiana Digital Library, Baton Rouge, La.