10 January 1804, New York. Requests a letter of introduction to Governor Claiborne “in favor of Mr Hugh Pollock of this place who is about to settle at New Orleans.” “Mr Pollock has been a Merchant of much respectability here for some years, he married the only Daughter of Mr Joseph Anthony late of Philada. and from a long acquaintance with him I have no hesitation in saying he is quite the plain Correct Gentleman.”1
1. Merchant Hugh Pollock had been engaged in foreign trade in New York for several years (Reinhard Spindler, New York und der amerikanische Indienhandel, 1784–1812 [Stuttgart, 1994], pp. 159, 471, 478; David Longworth, Longworth’s American Almanac, New-York Register, and City-Directory, for the Twenty Seventh Year of American Independence [New York, 1802; Shaw and Shoemaker description begins R. R. Shaw and R. H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801–1819 (22 vols.; New York, 1958–66). description ends 50307], p. 292).