To Craven Peyton
Monticello Sep. 20. 03.
According to the settlement of interest made by you, and mentioned in your last letter to be sixty four pounds, I now inclose you an order on Gibson & Jefferson for that sum, to wit two hundred & thirteen & a third dollars, which closes the paiments principal & interest for all the lands & interests of the Henderson family hitherto bought. it is payable in 30. days which is as early as I could make it, having to remit the funds after I get to Washington. Accept my friendly salutations
RC (Mrs. Charles W. Biggs, Lewisburg, West Virginia, 1950); at foot of text: “Mr. Craven Peyton.” PrC (ViU); with enclosure pressed below signature; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosure: Order on Gibson & Jefferson, 20 Sep., for payment of $213.33 to Craven Peyton (PrC in same; pressed on same sheet as PrC above; at foot of text: “Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso).
settlement of interest: in his financial accounts for this day, TJ recorded the order on Gibson and Jefferson and noted “the interest settled by him on the paiments to the Hendersons which closes all sums due on that account, paiable at 30. days” (MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767-1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1107).