He became a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1798, serving until 1801 when he left to join the Virginia State Senate, serving their until 1809. During the War of 1812, Bayly served as colonel of militia.
After the war, he was elected a Federalist to the United States House of Representatives, serving their from 1813 to 1815. Bayly was not a candidate for reelection in 1814 and instead resumed engaging in agricultural pursuits and practicing law.
- "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present". bioguide.congress.gov. United States Congress. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
- Swem, Earl Greg (1918). A Register of the General Assembly of Virginia, 1776-1918, and of the Constitutional Conventions. David Bottom, Superintendent of Public Printing. ISBN 978-1-3714-6242-0.
- United States Congress. "Thomas Monteagle Bayly (id: B000260)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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