Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Craven Peyton, 15 April 1817

To Craven Peyton

Monticello Apr. 15. 17.


I have secured the return of the 1500.D. you were so kind as to lend me, by a sale of part of the land to mr Dawson, the price payable July 1. this will enable your negociator in Kentucky to ask a shorter day of payment. should you fail in that negociation, I can still find use for the money according to your own convenience. I set out for Bedford tomorrow morning to be back on the 29th. I salute you with esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of David Higginbotham to TJ, 8 Apr. 1817; at foot of text: “Mr Peyton”; endorsed by TJ.

TJ sold Martin dawson 256 acres of land near Milton that had been a part of the tract he purchased from the heirs of Bennett Henderson (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 , 2:1336, 1342; TJ’s Conveyance of Milton Lands to Martin Dawson, 28 Mar. 1818).

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  • Dawson, Martin; and Milton lands search
  • Henderson, Bennett; lands of search
  • Henderson case; claims by minor heirs search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with C. Peyton search
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  • Peyton, Craven; and Henderson case search
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