Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton, 28 June 1818

To Bernard Peyton

Monticello June 28. 18.

Dear Sir

I must ask the favor of you to return the inclosed Certificate for me to the land office and to pay the usual fees (I believe 1. or 2. Dollars) which mr Gibson will reimburse according to custom. will you have the goodness whenever cotton can be had in Richmond to buy 2. of the smallest bales to be had for me and send one by the Milton boats and the other by the Lynchburg boats to the care of mr Archibald Robertson of that place. bales of from 1. to 200 ℔ would suit me. I am tired of apologising to you, but not of troubling you. affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of John Armstrong to TJ, 10 Apr. 1818 (see note to TJ to Armstrong, 20 Mar. 1818); at foot of text: “Capt Peyton”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • cotton; TJ orders search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • Lynchburg, Va.; boats traveling to and from search
  • Milton, Va.; boats traveling to and from search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); cotton used at search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); cotton used at search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Robertson, Archibald; receives goods for TJ search