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From Thomas Jefferson to Craven Peyton, 30 January 1804

To Craven Peyton

Washington Jan. 30. 04.

Dear Sir

Soon after my letter of the 16th. had gone off, your contract for corn occurred to me, which I had not recollected before. I saw at once that your draught must have been founded on that; and before the reciept of your letter of the 23d. which is only this moment come to hand, I returned the draught with an acceptance to mr Higginbotham & with explanations of the cause of delay, and assurances of taking it up at maturity. Accept my friendly salutations & assurances of esteem.

Th: Jefferson

RC (Goodspeed’s Book Shop, Boston, 1946); at foot of text: “Mr. Craven Payton.” PrC (ViU); endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

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