Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Bernard Peyton, 3 September 1825

Richd 3d Sept. 1825

Dear Sir,

By the last mail I recd your of the 29th & send by this days mail, well packed, the articles you wrote for, which I hope will reach you safely, & prove beneficial as well as those already sent. no apology is necessary, I assure you, my dear sir, for calling on me to perform any kind of service for you, as it is a source of real happiness to me to have it in my power to be useful to you. I was quite relieved & gratified to find your general health still sound, notwithstanding the pain & inconvenience you have been so long subject to, I sincerely hope it will not be of much longer continuance.

I have a letter from Mr Brockenbrough on the subject of the marble arrived at New York, for the university, which I will attend to, as well as to your six Boxes, none of which are yet to hand—when the water in the Rivanna is sufficient, will forward yours on by a careful Boat or Boats, which will be some time first I fear—Mr. Brockenbrough, for more dispatch, will have his carried to scottsville, & waggoned across to the University, which will be pretty costly—

I expect to see you at Monticello in the course of the week after next, should you need any thing in the mean time, please let me know, & I will have pleasure in taking it to you—

With sincere regard Dr Sir Your Very Truly

Bernard Peyton


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