Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 10 November 1817

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 10 Novemr "17

Dear sir

Your esteemed letter of the 5th: current has been recd and contents noted—   I have forwarded by Mr Johnson’s Boat 110 ℔s: best Bourbon Coffee & one, of your seven Tons Plaister of Paris which I procured of excellent quality delivered on the Basin Bank at $9– I hope you will find that & the Coffee to suit.

I have the honor to be Very respectfully sir Your Obt: Sert:

Bernard Peyton.

110 ℔s Best Bourbon Coffee at 26 Cts  $28.60
71 Tons Plaister of Paris at $9 63.00

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 13 Nov. 1817 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Mathew Carey, 15 Jan. 1818, on verso; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello” by “Mail”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 10 Nov.

TJ’s letter of the 5th: current was actually dated 3 Nov. 1817.

1Reworked from “9.”

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  • coffee; Bourbon search
  • coffee; sent to TJ search
  • coffee; TJ purchases search
  • gypsum (plaster of paris); price of search
  • gypsum (plaster of paris); shipped search
  • Johnson, William (boatman); transports goods from Richmond search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and gypsum for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Richmond, Va.; boats transfer goods and people to and from search