Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to LeRoy, Bayard & Company, 28 April 1817

To LeRoy, Bayard & Company

Monticello Apr. 28. 17.

Messrs Leroy Bayard & co.

A journey of considerable absence, from which I am just now returned has prevented my earlier informing you that I am not unmindful of the approaching term for paying the 1st instalment of the debt which the indulgence of Messrs Vanstaphorst and Hubard has so long left in my hands. on a view of the time necessary to get our produce to market in the spring season, for selling it, and recieving payment, which is sometimes at 30, at 60, & even at 90. days, I had in my letter to you stated that all the months of April and May might be necessary for the remittance; and altho’ the day fixed in your answer was the 7th of May, yet I trust that when the circumstances of sale call for it, a delay of some days will be added to the other indulgences experienced, indemnifying that delay by the usual interest. I shall be able in the course of that month to make the remittance becoming due, and salute you with perfect esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

RC (Christie’s, New York City, 1996); addressed: “Messrs Leroy Bayard & co New York”; franked; incorrectly postmarked Charlottesville, 31 Apr.; endorsed by an unidentified hand as received 5 May and answered 20 May. PoC (DLC); endorsed by TJ.

LeRoy, Bayard & Company set the 7th of may annually as the date for TJ’s remittances in its letter to him of 7 Aug. 1816. TJ had responded on 15 Aug. 1816 that those payments might be delayed.

Index Entries

  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; bonds with van Staphorst & Hubbard search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to N. & J. & R. van Staphorst search
  • LeRoy, Bayard & Company (New York firm); and TJ’s debt to N. & J. & R. van Staphorst search
  • LeRoy, Bayard & Company (New York firm); letters to search
  • Staphorst, N. & J. & R. van; TJ’s debt to search
  • van Staphorst & Hubbard (Amsterdam firm); TJ’s bonds to search