New Orleans Incorporated: 200 Years of the City Charter
Louisiana Division | New Orleans Public Library

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Three days following adoption of the city’s first charter by the Legislative Council of the Territory of Orleans Governor William C. C. Claiborne sent an English language copy of the document to Mayor James Pitot. Though Claiborne’s cover letter has survived the copy of the charter has not, at least not in the City Archives.
          [Letters, petitions, and decrees of the Conseil de Ville]

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