Thomas Jefferson Papers

LeRoy, Bayard & Company to Thomas Jefferson, 25 June 1822

From LeRoy, Bayard & Company

New York June 25th 1822.


A few days since we had the honor of receiving your valued letter of the 11th Inst and Shortly after a remittance from Colo Bernard Peyton of Richmd for One hundred & twenty Five Dollars, the Interest due on your Bond—

By the Heirs of mr Van Staphorst we are desired to inform1 you that a final Settlement of his Estate—is2 now making, which renders it necessary that this bond should be paid, and we therefore with reluctance have to urge your early attention to the same, not wishing however that any sacrifice of property should be made to effect this object, we have stated that no payment can be effected sooner than Six months hence, which will we trust afford time to make the necessary provision

With Respect We [are]3 your Obedt & Hble Sts

LeRoy Bayard & [C]4

RC (DLC); in the hand of a representative of LeRoy, Bayard & Company; at head of text: “To his Excellency Thos Jefferson Esqr”; mistakenly endorsed by TJ as a letter of 26 June 1822 received 1 July 1822 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “imform.”

2Manuscript: “in.”

3Omitted word editorially supplied.

4Omitted initial editorially supplied.

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  • 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 from search
  • N. & J. & R. van Staphorst (Amsterdam firm); TJ’s debt to search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • van Staphorst, Mr.; heirs of search
  • van Staphorst & Hubbard (Amsterdam firm); TJ’s bonds to search