Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: Thomas Jefferson’s Account with Craven Peyton for Corn, 28 January 1804 to 25 June 1805


Account with Craven Peyton for Corn

  Craven Peyton on a contract for corn in acct with Th: Jefferson Dr Dol
1804. Jan. 28 To my assumpsit to D. Higginbotham 47– 0–0
Feb. 25 To my note paiable Apr. 10. 50 0–0
  To Lilly’s assumpsit for me to Brand. on your acct 40– 0–0
  To his do to mrs Key for me on your account 60– 0–0
Mar 29 To my assumpsit to G. Jefferson for you 60– 0–0
May.  8. To my order on G. Jefferson 15– 0–0
  272– 0–0
  By 410. barrels corn @ 12/6 according to contract 256– 5–0
1805. June 25 By balance due you brought from another account 2– 4–0
  Balance due Th:J. on this account & carried to the next 13–11–0
  272– 0–0

MS (DLC: TJ Papers, 194:34556); entirely in TJ’s hand; undated; on verso of second page of preceding enclosure.

On 28 Jan. 1804 TJ accepted Peyton’s order in favor of David higginbotham for £47, amounting to $156.67 “paiable Apr. 15. This is on Peyton’s corn contract with Lilly.” TJ drew on Gibson & Jefferson on 17 Apr. 1804 to pay this debt. On 8 May of that year TJ drew on Gibson & Jefferson for 50 dollars “in favr. Craven Peyton on our corn contract for next winter.” On 23 Aug. 1804 he gave mrs key “an ord. on Gibson & Jefferson for £33–1–5½ = 110.25 in favr. Alexr. Garrett in part paiment of £60 for corn assumed to her for Craven Peyton and £14–11 purchased by Lilly on my own acct. viz. 48½ bush. @ 30/” (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1119, 1124, 1126, 1134–5).

Index Entries

  • Brand, Joseph; TJ pays search
  • corn; TJ buys search
  • Garrett, Alexander; and TJ’s debts to search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and C. Peyton’s arrangement with TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
  • Higginbotham, David; merchant search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); payments made for TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; Account with Craven Peyton for Corn search
  • Key, Ann (Martin Key’s wife) search
  • Lilly, Gabriel; Monticello overseer search
  • Peyton, Craven; corn contract with TJ search