Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 14 April 1817

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 14th April 1817

Dr sir

I was favord this morning with your note of the 8th Current by Mr Gilmore & have now the pleasure to subjoin rect for the 100 ℔ Rice you wished, sent by the return of the Boat—I searched the City for the best, and latest arrivals from the South of this article & send you what is warranted of the new crop, & said to be of very superior quality, I am not myself a judge of the article—I hope you may find it to answer the description—

I take this opportunity to return you my sincere thanks as well as those of Mr Preston for the letters you were good enough to enclose me—he has taken his departure some time since—

By an arrival at New York from Liverpool we have letters of a late date, which has caused Flour to advance considerably in price—it is held this morning at $13.50 ad 14 but no sales yet—the holders are aprehensive of a still farther advance—the price on saturday was $12.50 ad 12.75—   Tobacco dull at $6 a $11—   in haste—Very respectfully sir

Your assured friend & Obd: Sert:

B. Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 28 Apr. 1817 and so recorded (with a mistaken composition date of 23 Apr.) in SJL; subjoined to Joseph Gilmore’s receipt to Peyton, Richmond, 14 Apr. 1817: “Recd in good order one ½ Barrel Rice to be delivered in like good order to Thos Jefferson Esqr Monticello—he paying freight as customary” (MS in MHi; in Gilmore’s hand and signed by him).

TJ’s note of the 8th current is not recorded in SJL and has not been found.

Index Entries

  • boats; transfer goods to and from Richmond search
  • flour; at Richmond search
  • flour; price of search
  • Gilmore, Joseph; and rice for TJ search
  • Gilmore, Joseph; receipt to B. Peyton accounted for search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and introductions for W. C. Preston search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to accounted for search
  • Preston, William Campbell; TJ introduces search
  • rice; TJ orders search
  • Richmond, Va.; boats transfer goods to and from search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; tobacco prices at search
  • tobacco; price of in Richmond search