Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Bernard Peyton, 13 December 1821

Rich’d 13 Decr 1821.

Dear Sir,

I hand herewith sales your last parcel 60 Blls: Flour at $5¾, which has been the standard for some time, & the article quite languid in every market, here it recurs to be gradually sinking—

I recd yours to=day covering notes for the renewal of yours at the several Banks, and will take an early occasion to forward more blanks as you request—

Your dft: favor Wolf & Raphael was presented and paid, for $75, before rect of yours, & I have to apologise for not rendering your a/c to 31 Octr as you have wished, I have really been so much occupied in court, & with other things recently, that it has not been in my power, these engagements are however now off hand, & you may expect your a/c to 1 Jany next, & more punctuality hereafter—the balance now against you is $507. The case of Preston is at length over, & considering all things, we have come off pretty well—we have ample indemnity for the sum found by the Jury (pr the Enquire of to=day) we hope, & mean to ask the Legislature to allow Jno Preston’s property to be sold on a credit to render it the more certain—

Your assured friend

B. Peyton

P.S. You gave a dft: for $100 to Miss Ellen Randolph last spring, which she then drew only $30 on & the other day ordered the other $70 remitted to Washington to her, which I did

B. P.

Sales 44 Blls: super & 16 Fine Flour by B. Peyton for a/c Thomas Jefferson Esqr

1821 Rich’d
Decr 12th  To Wm Rowlett for cash in store.
44 Blls: super fine Flour at $5.75 $253.00
16 do Fine— do—  5.37½ 86.00
 Cash paid fght: on the above at 2/6  $25.00
 Canal Toll do do d 6.25
 Inspection do do  1.20
 Drayage do 10 loads 9d 1.25
 Storage do do  4.80
 Comission at 2½ per Ct  is 8.48 $46.98
Nett proceeds $292.02
B. Peyton
By C. Bias

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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