Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Bolling Robertson, 24 June 1820

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

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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