From Bernard Peyton
Richmond 10 October 1816
My Dear sir,
I have just returned to this City and established myself permanently in business, where I am always to be found, and shall be ever happy to serve you and your good family in any possible way—your commands shall at all times be executed with promptitude, and to the best of my judgment should you think proper to favor me with them.—Be pleased to make this known to the different branches of your family with my affectionate regards—for yourself sir accept assurances of the high respect and esteem of:
RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 15 Oct. 1816 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Elisha Ticknor, 12 Dec. 1816, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello near Milton” by “Mail”; stamped; postmarked Richmond, 12 Oct.