Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton, 15 November 1817

To Bernard Peyton

Monticello Nov. 15. 17.

Dear Sir

Your’s of the 10th is recieved, & Johnson’s boat is expected to-day, by which I shall recieve the coffee. I observe you have cotton yarn for sale. will you be so good as to send me 80. ℔s of No 5. Johnson’s boat returns to Richmond immediately & is the safest to send it by. Gilmer when with his boat is also safe.

Yours affectionately

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of José Corrêa da Serra to TJ, 20 Sept. 1817; at foot of text: “Capt Peyton”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • boats; transfer goods and people to and from Richmond search
  • coffee; TJ purchases search
  • cotton; yarn search
  • Gilmore, Joseph; Milton boatman search
  • Johnson, William (boatman); transports goods from Richmond search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to search
  • Richmond, Va.; boats transfer goods and people to and from search
  • textiles; yarn search