From Theodorus Bailey
New york 27th July. 1816.
The letter under cover has remained in this Office unclaimed for a considerable time—We know not where to send it to meet its address—I have therefore thought it most advisable to return it to you. I should have mentioned that it has been advertised.
I embrace this occasion to renew to you the Assurance of my sincere respect and regard.
RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 11 Aug. 1816 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Patrick Gibson,  Oct. 1816, with Jefferson’s Note, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello Va”; franked; postmarked New York, 28 July. Enclosure: TJ to John Bradbury, 29 Feb. 1816.