Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 20 October 1818

From Bernard Peyton

Richmd 20 October 1818

Dear sir

I was favor’d yesterday with your esteemd letter by Mail, & this morning with the Box of Wine spoken of for Colo Allston by Mr. Johnson’s Boat which shall be shipped tomorrow in a Vessel bound to Charleston direct, & he furnished with the bill of Lading by mail immediately.

I have procured, & send by Mr. Johnson one hundred & fifty pounds Cotton Yarn No 5 which runs generally five yards to the pound, & hope you will find it to answer, I keep a constant supply of this article & shall be glad to furnish you at all times—   In my search for Cheese’s I met with your neighbour Mr. James Leitch who informed me he had examined throughout the City & procured a Hamper of the very best to be had, & would furnish you with any quantity you may wish at Cost, which I tho’t would answer you entirely, & therefore made no further enquiry.

I am greatly rejoiced to hear that your health is again restored, & sincerely hope it may be long preserved: No apologies are necessary in calling on me for any kind of service in my power, it is a source of gratification, rather than trouble to oblige you—

With sincere regard Your Mo: Obd: Servt.

B. Peyton

N.B. I also send by Mr. Johnson a small Box to your address which was handed me a day or two since by a gentleman from Norfolk.

B. P.

RC (MHi); at foot of first page (torn): “[(turn o]ver)” for postscript on verso; endorsed by TJ as received 29 Nov. 1818 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Alston, William; wine for search
  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • cheese; TJ orders search
  • cotton; yarn search
  • food; cheese search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Health; illness of search
  • Johnson, Mr. (boatman); transports goods search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and wine for TJ’s friends search
  • Peyton, Bernard; forwards goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • textiles; yarn search
  • wine; for TJ’s friends search