"The business and commerce of the West are carried on with New Orleans, and the southern, and south-western States, and with the Atlantic cities. We transport our dead or inanimate produce to New Orleans, with receive in return checks or drafts of the bank of the United States at a premium of a half per centum."
Henry Clay seems to not want to give up his oratorical practice, even if it is only windows listening. This statute is in the center of Lafayette Square in downtown New Orleans.
The square is popular for music events and is surrounded by the federal courthouse, and several landmarks, for instance Gallier Hall, the former city hall.
Lafayette Square is going to be the site of the second Louisiana Blues Festival this year on October 20.