Thomas Jefferson Papers

Craven Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 15 March 1818

From Craven Peyton

Monteagle March 15. 1818.

Dear Sir

I have about Six Ton Plastar to grind, I suppose the tole More profitable then Corn, as I am a constant customer to Your Mill, & intend continueing so, I hope You will favour me, with the permission of letting Your Millar grind my Plastar, tomorrow or any day that may be Convenient soon, I have likewise preserved the Cobbs from three hundred barrells Corn which I have sent to Richmd And if You think they are worth grinding, & will consent I will have them Carried up, also, the Circumstance of M. Campbells Dam, prevents my using his mill1 in Any way, please give me a reply by the boy

with great & Sincere esteem

C. Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 15 Mar. 1818 and so recorded in SJL.

Daniel Colclaser was the miller (millar) at TJ’s Shadwell mills.

1Manuscript: “mille.”

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  • barrels search
  • boats; transfer goods and people to and from Richmond search
  • Campbell’s Mill (Albemarle Co.) search
  • Colclaser, Daniel; as miller search
  • corn; C. Peyton’s search
  • corn; cobs search
  • corn; grinding at Shadwell search
  • dams; on Rivanna River search
  • gypsum (plaster of paris); ground at TJ’s mill search
  • mills; and grinding gypsum search
  • mills; Campbell’s search
  • mills; dam for search
  • Peyton, Craven; and TJ’s Shadwell mills search
  • Peyton, Craven; letters from search
  • Peyton, Craven; slaves of search
  • Richmond, Va.; boats transfer goods and people to and from search
  • Rivanna River; dams on search
  • Shadwell mills; flour mill at search
  • slaves; C. Peyton’s search