Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: Thomas Jefferson’s Account with Craven Peyton for his Lease of Shadwell, 15 October 1800 to 22 May 1802, [ca. 28 October 1812] enclosed in TJ to Craven Peyton, 28 October 1812 (first enclosure)


Account with Craven Peyton for his Lease of Shadwell

Craven Peyton in acct for lease of Shadwell with Th: Jefferson Dr
1800. Oct. 15. To one year’s rent of Shadwell due this day £48– 0–0
1801. Oct. 15. To do for this year due this day 48– 0–0
96– 0–0
1800 By half the expences of repairing the East end of Dwelling house 21–17–3
By do building the West end 24– 7–6
1802 May 22. By pd Wm Woods ⁴⁄₁₀ of fee surveying Henderson’s land 9– 8–8
By balance due Th: Jefferson carried to another acct 40– 6–7
96– 0–0

MS (DLC: TJ Papers, 194:34556); in TJ’s hand; undated; on recto of first page of following enclosure; with an apparently unrelated calculation in an unidentified hand at foot of text.

TJ’s 1 Oct. 1799 agreement with Peyton for the lease of part of shadwell stipulated that the annual rent of “one hundred & sixty dollars in the gold or silver coin of the United States” would be paid each 15 Oct., with Peyton responsible for upkeep of the property and “all taxes levies & assessments” and entitled to stock-grazing rights and wood for his own use. Peyton evidently relinquished the five-year lease after two years (PTJ description begins Julian P. Boyd, Charles T. Cullen, John Catanzariti, Barbara B. Oberg, and others, eds., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, 1950– , 34 vols. description ends , 31:197–200).

Index Entries

  • Henderson, Bennett Hillsborough; and Milton lands search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; Account with Craven Peyton for his Lease of Shadwell search
  • Peyton, Craven; account with TJ search
  • Shadwell (TJ’s estate); account for lease to C. Peyton search
  • surveying; and Henderson land search
  • Woods, William; surveys Henderson land search