Thomas Jefferson Papers

LeRoy, Bayard & Company to Thomas Jefferson, 10 July 1822

From LeRoy, Bayard & Company

New york July 10th 1822,

By this mornings mail we were honored with your reply to our respects of the 26h Ulto

The delay required for the payment of the Bond most cheerfully do we accord, & Sooner than expose the author of the Declaration of our Independence,1 to unnecessary sacrifise of property It would afford us pleasure by advancing the amount ourselves,

But we feel convinced that the heirs of Mr Vanstaphorst will be gratified by this opportunity of Testifying their respect, to that of their Fathers’,

We shall advise them that the payment is deferred until may next,

With Sentiments of high regard We beg leave to Subscribe Your Obedt Sets

LeRoy Bayard & c

RC (DLC); in the hand of a representative of LeRoy, Bayard & Company; at head of text: “To His Excellency Thomas Jefferson Monticella”; endorsed by TJ as received 17 (reworked from 18) July 1822 and so recorded in SJL.

LeRoy, Bayard & Company’s letter to TJ of the 26h ulto was actually dated 25 June 1822.

1Manuscript: “Indepence.”

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  • Declaration of Independence; TJ as author of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; bonds with van Staphorst & Hubbard search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to N. & J. & R. van Staphorst search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Declaration of Independence 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
  • van Staphorst, Mr.; heirs of search
  • van Staphorst & Hubbard (Amsterdam firm); TJ’s bonds to search