Thomas Jefferson Papers

“George G. Leiper” to Thomas Jefferson, 10 April 1822, with Jefferson’s Note

From “George G. Leiper,” with Jefferson’s Note

Wednesday Noon 10th April 1822—

George, G, Leiper, Son of Thos Leiper of Phia presents his Respectful Compliments to T. Jefferson Esqr and Requests the favour of a few Moments private Conversation with him.

[Note by TJ beneath endorsement:]

I gave him ord. on B. Peyton 75. D and took his on his father which I inclosd to B. Peyton.

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ.

TJ learned later this month that “George G. Leiper” was operating under an assumed name (Thomas Leiper to TJ, 19 Apr. 1822; TJ to Leiper, 27 Apr. 1822). His actual identity has not been ascertained.

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  • anonymous authors; letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; anonymous letters to search
  • Leiper, Thomas; and “George G. Leiper” search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; “Leiper, George G.” (pseudonym) search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and draft on Thomas Leiper & Son search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • “Leiper, George G.” (pseudonym); letters from search
  • “Leiper, George G.” (pseudonym); TJ’s loan to search
  • “Leiper, George G.” (pseudonym); visits Monticello search