Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Leiper to Thomas Jefferson, 29 April 1822

From Thomas Leiper

Philada April 29th 1822—

Dear Sir

I have your letter of the 19th and your kind and affectionate attention to my son I esteem as a singlar favor for altho’ he was not yet the favor was the same you believing him to be my son the favor confered on me was the same for which I return you my best thanks I wrote you a few days ago assigning my reason why I did not pay the draft and as metters have now turned out it was very well I did not I have made my business to enquire after your young friend F. Watson and for this perpose I applied to Doctor Chapman and he mentioned it to me and that I might mentioned to Mr Jefferson that he had past his examination much to the satifaction of the Faculty and abstracted from that he was a correct young man—and from my own knowledge and I may add that of my family we can bear the same reccord—I have got a long letter for you which I manufactured some time ago I have not as yet got my own concent to send it but I think I will I am with much esteem very Respectfelly

Thomas Leiper

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 4 May 1822 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with FC of TJ to Cummings, Hilliard & Company, 6 Sept. 1824, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Late President of the United States Monticello Virginia”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 29 Apr.

Index Entries

  • Chapman, Nathaniel; and F. Watson search
  • Leiper, George Gray (Thomas Leiper’s son) search
  • Leiper, Thomas; and F. Watson search
  • Leiper, Thomas; and “George G. Leiper” search
  • Leiper, Thomas; family of search
  • Leiper, Thomas; letters from search
  • Pennsylvania, University of search
  • schools and colleges; University of Pennsylvania search
  • Watson, Fontaine; and T. Leiper search
  • “Leiper, George G.” (pseudonym); TJ’s loan to search