To Craven Peyton
Monticello Sep. 18. 12.
The original letter from mr Morgan with the account inclosed, came to hand since I wrote to you. they have been much injured by wet on the road so as to be almost illegible. I send you the letter & account for your own keeping. it is indeed a most scandalous specimen of Orleans justice. of an inheritance of 1500.D. the lawyers get 500.D. by the approbation of the court. accept my friendly salutations.
PoC (MHi); written on a small slip of paper; at foot of text: “Mr Craven Peyton”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: Benjamin Morgan to TJ, 10 Aug. 1812. Other enclosure not found.