To Craven Peyton
Washington July 14. 1801
Your favor of the 10th. was put into my hands by Thomas Walker about 3. or 4. hours ago, and I immediately take measures to obtain the 600. Dollars desired, in such a form as he could most safely carry & might answer your purpose. I have accordingly been able to obtain 500. dollars in 10. bills of the United states branch bank of Norfolk & 100. Dollars gold. the former will be inclosed herein; the latter will be delivered to T. Walker. I pay him also 8. dollars to cover his expenses: 6. of them he will return to you, the other two he deems necessary for the road. a letter by the post would have saved you the trouble of sending him, as the post could have been trusted to carry you the money. I only mention this from a wish to have spared you the inconvenience you have incurred. I shall be at home within three weeks, & ready then to attend to the partition of the lands[.] I am sorry J. Henderson does not part with his portion[.] with a repetition of thanks for your agency in this business I am Dear Sir
Your friend & servt
list of the bills, each being of 50.D.
|letter A.||⎧||49690.||⎫||dated Jan. 16. 1801.|
|⎪||2927.||3d. May 1800.|
|B.||3878||2d June 1800.|
PrC (ViU); faint; at foot of text: “Mr Craven Peyton”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.