Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Morgan, 12 May 1810

To Benjamin Morgan

Monticello May 12. 10


Your favor of Feb. 25. was seven weeks on the road. since it’s date mr Robert Peyton has left this neighborhood for New Orleans, and it is expected he will remove any scruples mr Duncan may entertain as to the validity of the order I transmitted you signed by all the representatives of John Peyton decd mr Craven Peyton, my neighbor, supposed that the inclosed copy of1 the division of the estate, of which he shewed me the original, signed by the parties themselves, may fill up the measure of evidence to mr Duncan that the former order was in strict execution of what had been agreed on by all the parties interested. I am thankful to you for your kind assistance in this business, and pray you to be assured of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Benjamin Morgan esq.”; endorsed by TJ.

TJ inadvertently omitted the inclosed copy of the division of the estate. He sent it separately a week later (see Morgan to TJ, 22 June 1810).

1Manuscript: “of of.”

Index Entries

  • Duncan, Abner Lawson; and J. Peyton’s estate search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and J. Peyton’s estate search
  • Logwood, Burwell; and J. Peyton’s estate search
  • Morgan, Benjamin; and J. Peyton’s estate search
  • Morgan, Benjamin; letters to search
  • Peyton, Craven; and J. Peyton’s estate search
  • Peyton, John; estate of search
  • Peyton, Robert; and J. Peyton’s estate search