Philada July 12th 1820
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 who 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—
MHi: Coolidge Collection.