Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Craven Peyton, 14 July 1801

To Craven Peyton

Washington July 14. 1801

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 10th. was put into my hands by Thomas Walker about 3. or 4. hours ago, and I immediately take measures to obtain the 600. Dollars desired, in such a form as he could most safely carry & might answer your purpose. I have accordingly been able to obtain 500. dollars in 10. bills of the United states branch bank of Norfolk & 100. Dollars gold. the former will be inclosed herein; the latter will be delivered to T. Walker. I pay him also 8. dollars to cover his expenses: 6. of them he will return to you, the other two he deems necessary for the road. a letter by the post would have saved you the trouble of sending him, as the post could have been trusted to carry you the money. I only mention this from a wish to have spared you the inconvenience you have incurred. I shall be at home within three weeks, & ready then to attend to the partition of the lands[.] I am sorry J. Henderson does not part with his portion[.] with a repetition of thanks for your agency in this business I am Dear Sir

Your friend & servt

Th: Jefferson

list of the bills, each being of 50.D.

letter A. 49690. dated Jan. 16. 1801.
2927. 3d. May 1800.
3078. do.
C. 3196 do.
B. 3878 2d June 1800.
3968 do.
3070 do.
B. 4104. do.

PrC (ViU); faint; at foot of text: “Mr Craven Peyton”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

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