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Your favor of Nov. 6. was recieved in due time. a press of business has prevented my answering sooner. I am willing to recieve William Davenport as the assignee of your lease of Shadwell. on considering the parts of the lands of the Hendersons which fall to me, I observe that it would be desireable for me to have all their shares in the three parcels on the river, but most especially in the...
Your favor of the 16th. was recieved on the 20th. the post having departed the day before as usual. you ask what shall be done with Shadwell? there was a wish in mr Tom Esting Randolph to have rented it. mr T M Randolph can tell whether he now wishes it. if not, let it to some one tenant, if you please, subject to my approbation which can be asked in a fortnight always. I say to some one...
Letter from Thomas Jefferson. The following letter from the distinguished patriot and statesman Thomas Jefferson to Mr. Peyton of Washington City, was handed us a few days since for publication by Lewis Hamersly, Esq., of Lancaster City, who has the original in his possession. It is interesting from the fact that it shows that notwithstanding the pressing and important duties of the lofty...
The original letter from mr Morgan with the account inclosed, came to hand since I wrote to you. they have been much injured by wet on the road so as to be almost illegible. I send you the letter & account for your own keeping. it is indeed a most scandalous specimen of Orleans justice. of an inheritance of 1500.D. the lawyers get 500.D. by the approbation of the court. accept my friendly...
You sometime ago had corn for sale which you were so kind as to offer me. if you have still any to spare, I will be glad to take it at the price at which you are selling. be so good as to inform me by the bearer , and as to the quantity and price. PoC ( MHi ); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Craven Peyton esq.”; endorsed by TJ.
I had yesterday paid to mr Lilly every dollar I had, more than sufficient to carry me to Washington, to enable him to make some paiments he had engaged. the only resource in my power is to draw on Gibson & Jefferson. I send you therefore a draught on them for 50. Dollars for which I am in hopes you may be able to obtain money in Milton. in my opinion there can be little doubt that the property...
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of mr Peyton to come and take a pea-dinner with him the day after tomorrow (Sunday) RC (Mrs. Charles W. Biggs, Lewisburg, W.Va., 1950; photocopy in MsSM ); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “ M r Peyton Monteagle .” Not recorded in SJL .
The sum I owe you is between five hundred and forty or fifty Dollars. I have this day written to mr Gibson that I shall draw on him for it the next month, and I will take care that it be paid there by the day you name, the 17 th of December . Accept my respects RC ( ViHi ); addressed: “Craven Peyton esq. Monteagle .” Not recorded in SJL . TJ’s
Will you be so good as to send me the account of mr T. E. Randolph , & the list of balances due from all persons for rent, firewood E t c of Henderson ’s lands, which were left with you the other day. they shall be returned immediately as I only wish their aid a little while in enabling me to state the whole accounts clearly. I see in your account but one charge for the taxes of the land. but...
This Indenture, made this Thirtieth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three: Between John Henderson and Ann B. Henderson his wife, of the County of Albemarle of the one part, and Craven Peyton of the said County of the other part, Witnesseth, that the said John Henderson, and Ann B. his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred and forty pounds...