Thomas Jefferson Papers

Craven Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 14 September 1818

From Craven Peyton

Monteagle Sept. 14th 1818.

Dear Sir

The suite I had in the Staunton Chancery Court has been desided in my favour. Your being absent from home, prevented my informing You sooner. Your warm friend Judge Brown has given a lenthy Opinion which I will send You On my getting a coppy. I hope Your health is improveing fast.

with the greatest Esteem

C. Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 14 Sept. 1818 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Brown, John (1762–1826); Va. superior court judge search
  • Lewis, Charles (d.1806) (TJ’s nephew); dispute with C. Peyton search
  • Lewis, Charles Lilburne (TJ’s brother-in-law); dispute with C. Peyton search
  • Monteagle (C. Peyton’s Albemarle Co. estate); dispute over search
  • Peyton, Craven; dispute with Lewis family search
  • Peyton, Craven; letters from search
  • Staunton, Va.; chancery court at search