New Orleans June 24th 1820
I yesterday had the pleasure of receiving your letter of the 26th ulto and have made some enquiries concerning Mr Bostwick—
I find by the records of our Parish Court that he was formerly a Merchant of this place, and failed in the year 1818 as the inclosed certificate will shew.
From what I can learn from other sources I have reason to believe him to be an impostor, not only unworthy of credit, but of that hospitality and attention which are due to strangers of respectability—
Thos B Robertson
MHi: Coolidge Collection.