From Craven Peyton
Stumpisland 16. Dcr. 1802.
I am sorry I was undar the necessity of giving Mr. D. Carr a Draft On you for Six Hundred Dollars, this I did One Month later then you named to me woud. be convenient for you in the last payment, Augt., is the term named to him, resptg. the two first payments. I made engagements to meet Demand On the tenth of February & the tenth of March & I used every exertion in my power to get furthar time but to no effect. This I did for your Own convenience.
With Much Respt Yr Mst. Obt.
RC (ViU); endorsed by TJ as received 21 Dec. and so recorded in SJL.
According to his financial memoranda, TJ did not record an order on Gibson & Jefferson for Dabney carr in the amount of $600 until 6 Sep. 1803 (MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767-1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1107).