Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 12 March 1818

From Bernard Peyton

Richmond 12 March 1818

Dear sir

I was favor’d this morning with your esteemed letter of the 9th current: I have just waited on Mr Gibson & find that the Brilliant Capt Block with your Wines arrived safely several days since & it is now in his possession, my young Man is this moment looking out for a Boat to carry up one Box, which I have no doubt he will obtain, the balance shall certainly be forwarded by Johnson at his next trip, Gilmer has ceased to be a Waterman, which I regret very much as himself & Johnson alone were to be trusted amongst them.—   The Brilliant was detained a considerable time by Ice on her passage—   The Box of Wines to be forwarded to-day shall be well secured & I hope will reach you without adulteration.

Your Plough & Box of Seeds have been shipped to their several points of destination—

With great sincerity & respect Your Mot: Obd: Servt:

Bernard Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 14 Mar. 1818 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 19 May 1818, on recto and verso; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello near Milton” by “Mail”; stamped; postmarked Richmond, 12 Mar.

capt block: Capt. William Black.

Index Entries

  • Black, William (ship captain) search
  • boats; transfer goods and people to and from Richmond search
  • Brilliant (schooner) search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and wine acquired by TJ search
  • Gilmore, Joseph; Milton boatman search
  • Johnson, William (boatman); transports goods from Richmond search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; forwards goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • plows; TJ’s moldboard search
  • Richmond, Va.; boats transfer goods and people to and from search
  • seeds; sent by TJ search
  • weather; ice search
  • wine; sent to TJ search