Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 27 March 1816

From Bernard Peyton

Richmond 27th March 1816

Dear sir

From my not having heard forther from you on the subject of the Plaister sent, I have concluded its quality suited and have forwarded the balance of the eight Tons, two on Monday last by a Boat belonging to Mr Thomas E. Randolph and the balance (four Tons) to-day by Mr Gilmore—the tolage on the former load by Mr Randolph’s Boat has been paid by me—

I regret to say your Corks have not yet arrived from Norfolk, I have, and shall continue to make frequent enquiry for them, and see myself that they have the first conveyance by the stage to Charlottesville after they are to hand—

On the inner side of this sheat you will find a statement of the Bill for the Plaister &C:—which agreeable to your request we shall call on Mr Gibson for.

Very respectfully Sir
Your Obd: Hub: Servt:

Bernard Peyton

Thomas Jefferson Esqr
To Green & Peyton  Dr
For Cash paid for 8 Tons Plaister Parris at $11.50 $92.
    part of Freight & Tolage   4.34

RC (MHi); account on verso of attached address leaf; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello near Milton” by “Mail”; stamp canceled; franked; postmarked Richmond, 27 Mar.; endorsed by TJ as received 30 Mar. 1816 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • boats; transfer goods to and from Richmond search
  • corks; sent to TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • Gilmore, Joseph; Milton boatman search
  • Green & Peyton (Richmond firm); TJ’s account with search
  • gypsum (plaster of paris); price of search
  • gypsum (plaster of paris); shipped search
  • household articles; corks search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with Green & Peyton search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and gypsum for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; merchant search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); boats of, transfer goods search