Newyork February 27. 1819.
Replying to the letter you have done us the honor of addressing to us on the 21st inst we feel persuaded that, by assenting to your proposal, we shall act in unison with the disposition of our mutual firms Mess. Van Staphorst—at any rate we cheerfully assume the responsibility, whatever it be, and shall thus not expect the payment in full for the third by last Bond, Stocked by interest to 1 January 1816, to the Sum of $2083.20. before May 1820.—Meanwhile the Interest may be remitted as may best Suit your convenience.
LeRoy Bayard & C
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.