Thomas Jefferson Papers

Craven Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 16 July 1817

From Craven Peyton

Monteagle July 16–1817.

Dear Sir

I receavd by Your Servant, the papars with Your Opinion, Shuffey Peyton and Baldwin are my Councel, they were informed of the Strong point You made respecting the recording of the Deed by the 3d witness aftar it was Out of date they replid, & said a Deed, which is not recorded in due time, is as it respects a subsequence purchaser, presisely as if it had not been recorded at all, this was the Law then, & since altared to have effect aftar being fully proven, this point being in my favour, I hope, leaves but little doubt of my success, I cant express the pleasing sensation of fealing produced by Your Opinion & remarks, On the subject & with Your permission, I woud enclose Your Opinion, to my Councel with directions to read it & enclose it to me again, & not to let it be seen by Any othar person, nor to mention it. Untill I receave Your instructions there is no Consideration On this earth, that coud induce me to violate Any Confidence You might place in me, Any expressions of gratitude for this & many Othar Kindness I have receavd woud fall very far short of my fealings for You, truely & Sincerely

Yr Frd & Servt

C. Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 17 July 1817 and so recorded in SJL.

shuffey: Daniel Sheffy.

Index Entries

  • Baldwin, Briscoe G.; as attorney search
  • law; TJ provides legal advice search
  • Lewis, Charles (d.1806) (TJ’s nephew); property dispute with C. Peyton search
  • Lewis, Charles Lilburne (TJ’s brother-in-law); dispute with C. Peyton search
  • Monteagle (C. Peyton’s Albemarle Co. estate); dispute over search
  • Peyton, Craven; dispute with Lewis family search
  • Peyton, Craven; letters from search
  • Peyton, John Howe; as attorney search
  • Sheffey, Daniel; as attorney search