Philada April 19th 1822
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 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 circumstances 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 made very free with men and things but had got my own consent to forward it—I am with most esteem & respect
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.