Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Leiper to Thomas Jefferson, 19 April 1822

From Thomas Leiper

Philada April 19th 1822

Dear Sir

Annexed you have a Copy of an order drawn on me for seventy Five Dollars by a certain George G Leiper on Thomas Leiper and son we have no such firm here—My son George G. Leiper being here I handed to him the order who afirmed he never wrote it indeed I could have certified this myself—But how came your name to be on the back of the order from that circumstance I had got my consent to have paid the order but on second thought I had better not but I thought it necessary to give you this information. I received your letter by Mr Watson now Doctor Watson and wrote at the time1 and made very free with men and things but have not2 got my own consent to foreward it—I am with much3 esteem & respect

your most Obedient Servant

Thomas Leiper

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Late President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 24 Apr. 1822, but recorded in SJL as received a day later. Enclosure: Bernard Peyton to Charles C. Watson & Sons, 15 Apr. 1822, and enclosure.

1Preceding five words interlined.

2Word interlined.

3Manuscript: “must.”

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