Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Bernard Peyton, 21 March 1822

Rich’d 21 Mar: 1822

Dear Sir,

Your dft: favor S. Garland for $231, was presented & paid this day, with the addition of $19.86 interest from 12 Oct.. “20.”—say in all $250.86, which is at your debit.

My Clerk informs me your Books from Balto: were fordd on the 18th: Inst:, by a careful Waggoun to the care of Jas Leitch Esqe of Charlottesville: for the future your small articles will be sent to the care of Messrs: Woffe & Raphael of that place, being more convenient to the road.

I will write to Mr Pleasants by this day’s mail on the subject you mentioned to me, & when I have recd his reply, will advise you accordingly.

With sincere regard Dr Sir Yours very Truly

B. Peyton

Flour $5⅞ @ 5 ¾

Wheat 6/6 @ 6/9

Tobacco $5 ¾ @ 10 general sales, 1 Hhd: $13

P.S. After writing the above I recd the within notice, which I send, lest a copy of it may not have been forwarded to you. The Banks are alarmed at the rate of exchange, & have not only ceased to discount new, but have commenced a curtail upon the old paper

B. P.


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