Thomas Jefferson Papers

Benjamin Morgan to Thomas Jefferson, 12 July 1820

From Benjamin Morgan

Philada July 12th 1820

Dear Sir

Your letter of the 26th may and 7th Instant reached me last evening

A person named Bostwick came to New Orleans in 1815 or 16 & commenced business in the grocery line & after being in trade one or two years fail’d & quit our Country   I do not recollect the christian name of the person I describe but as I knew no other Bostwick in NO I think it must be the Grocer who is in treaty with your Kinsman & who in my opinion is not entitled to credit

There is no one here at present who can give me any information but as my Partners are instructed to open & reply to all letters address’d to me I presume you will hear from them in a few days after the receipt of this letter—I am with much respect

& esteem your Obt Servt

Benja Morgan

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 21 July 1820 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Jonathan Thompson, [18] Jan. 1822, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello” by “Mail”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 13 July.

Index Entries

  • Bostwick, John; as potential purchaser of Lego search
  • Bostwick, John; New Orleans merchant search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sale of Albemarle Co. land proposed search
  • Lego (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); sale of proposed search
  • Morgan, Benjamin; and J. Bostwick search
  • Morgan, Benjamin; letters from search
  • Morgan, Benjamin; mercantile business of search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and proposed sale of Lego search