Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas B. Robertson to Thomas Jefferson, 24 June 1820

From Thomas B. Robertson

New Orleans June 24th 1820

Dear Sir

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—

I am very respectfully yo. ob. st

Thos B Robertson

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Esq”; endorsed by TJ as received 11 Aug. 1820 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

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  • Bostwick, John; New Orleans merchant search
  • New Orleans; Orleans Parish court search
  • Robertson, Thomas Bolling; and J. Bostwick search
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