Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Craven Peyton, 17 July 1817

To Craven Peyton

July 17. 17.

Th:J. to mr Peyton

you are quite free, my dear Sir, to make the use you propose of the opinion I gave you, and under the cautions you express. my object is to avoid giving useless offence. I salute you with friendship

P.S. your servt has been detained by the interruption of a visit from a foreigner

RC (Mrs. Charles W. Biggs, Lewisburg, W.Va., 1950; photocopy in MsSM); dateline between note and postscript; addressed: “Mr Peyton Mont-eagle.” Not recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • 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
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; unidentified search
  • Peyton, Craven; dispute with Lewis family search
  • Peyton, Craven; letters to search