Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Theodorus Bailey, 9 August 1812

To Theodorus Bailey

Monticello Aug. 9. 12.

Dear Sir

I have duly recieved your favor of July 21. with the map of the environs of New York, for which as well as for the kind offer to send me Law’s map of the Northern and Western frontier when done, be pleased to accept my grateful thanks. these proofs of friendly recollection give me great pleasure, as marks of an esteem which has grown out of our connection as fellow-laborers in the cause of republican government, and of an esteem which I highly value.

I hope the acquisition of Canada & the other British possessions on our continent, will relieve the state of New York from1 having an hostile frontier in the course of this and the ensuing campaign; and that something may be thought of in addition to the present works which will place the city beyond the insult of an enemy.

Accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Genl Bailey”; endorsed by TJ.

law’s map was actually the work of Amos Lay.

1TJ here canceled “being.”

Index Entries

  • Bailey, Theodorus; letters to search
  • Bailey, Theodorus; sends TJ maps search
  • Eddy, John Henry; Map of the Country Thirty Miles Round the City of New York search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Opinions on; the acquisition of Canada search
  • Lay, Amos; Map of the Northern Part of the State of New York search
  • Map of the Country Thirty Miles Round the City of New York (Eddy) search
  • maps; of New York search
  • maps; sent by T. Bailey search