Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Craven Peyton, 20 November 1802

To Craven Peyton

Washington Nov. 20. 1802.

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 13th. came to hand last night: and I am happy that the postponements of paiment will be not inconvenient: and the more so as the dates I proposed were suggested by so strong a desire to fix them as early as possible, that tho’ I still trust I can comply with them, yet unforeseen emergencies might throw them forward a month. I now inclose you the deeds, bonds and reciepts respecting mrs Henderson’s part & those of the children included in this last purchase; and I think with you that every thing had better still appear under your name, and shall be glad if you will lease for me as you would do for yourself. I should be glad that Key’s part should be got, but on a credit till Autumn or for a twelvemonth. Accept my best wishes and friendly esteem.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (ViU); at foot of text: “Mr. Craven Peyton”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosures: see enclosures at Peyton to TJ, 27 Oct. 1802.

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