Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Craven Peyton, 25 August 1809

To Craven Peyton

Monticello Aug. 25. 09

Dear Sir

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 Etc 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 I imagine there ought to be more. will you be so good as to look up that article, & the tickets Etc paid, so as to enable me to place them to your credit. after recieving these papers, I would ask the favor of you the first time you shall be passing to Charlottesville or any where near us, to call on me. I salute you with esteem

Th: Jefferson

RC (Plummer Ltd., New York City, 1946). PoC (MHi); corner torn; at foot of text: “ [Crav]en Peyton”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Henderson, Bennett; lands of search
  • Peyton, Craven; account with TJ search
  • Peyton, Craven; and T. E. Randolph search
  • Peyton, Craven; letters to search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); account with TJ search
  • rent; due from Henderson lands search
  • taxes; TJ pays search