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Contract to Purchase Corn from Craven Peyton, 13 October 1813, with Subsequent Receipts

Contract to Purchase Corn from Craven Peyton, with Subsequent Receipts

M. Bacon & C. Peyton have bargained for all the corn C. Peyton may have to sell—except about Seventy barrells—that is C.P. is to let M. Bacon hav[e] One hundred Barrells if he makes as much to sell aftar deducting the above Seventy; the Corn to be recavd between the 1st & tenth of Novr On the rivar bank. at Twenty Shilling barrell payable on the first day of March 1814—the Corn for the use of M. Jefferson;

Octr. 13–1813—
E Bacon for Th Jefferson
C. Peyton

Nor 12. 1813. Reced of C. Peyton for M Jefferson Eighty Four Barrells of the within mentioned corn it being all to spare

E Bacon for Th Jefferson

for value Reced pay Martin Dawson & Co the within Eighty Four Pounds

C. Peyton
Der 13–1813—

Milton 6th March 1814

recd of Thomas Jefferson Esqr his Dft on Gibson & Jefferson for two hundred and eighty dollars paye at Sight for this consideration—in favr Martin Dawson

Martin Dawson & Co

MS (MHi); edge trimmed; contract in Peyton’s hand, signed by Edmund Bacon and Peyton; first receipt on verso, in Peyton’s hand and signed by Edmund Bacon; second receipt written perpendicularly to first, in Peyton’s hand and signed by him, adjacent to signature: “M. Jefferson”; third receipt written below second, in Dawson’s hand and signed by him; endorsed by Peyton: “Corn contract for 1813—E. Bacon” and by Dawson: “Craven Peyton to Martin Dawson & Co} Dft $280.00 1st March 1814.”

TJ recorded this transaction on 13 Oct. 1813 and 6 Mar. 1814 (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 , 2:1294, 1298).

Index Entries

  • Bacon, Edmund; buys corn for TJ search
  • corn; TJ buys search
  • Dawson, Martin; TJ pays search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; Contract to Purchase Corn from Craven Peyton search
  • Peyton, Craven; corn contract with TJ search