Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 29 October 1818

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 29th: October 〃18

Dear Sir

This morning’s Mail put me in receipt your esteemed favor of the 24th Curt & contents observed.

I have this morning waited on Mr Brunet & applied for the Box of which you speak & am informed that it was delivered some time since to Mr M. B. Poitiaux who forwarded it about a week since by a Mr Huntingdon, I hope before this reaches you it will have come to hand safely.

By Mr Johnson’s Boat I forwarded the Cotton Yarn you ordered, together with a small Box from Norfolk which I hope is safely received: The Box of Wine for Col Allston has been shipped several days, & he advised by Mail to Charleston with a bill of Lading—

With very sincere1 regard Dear Sir

Your Mo: Obd: Servt:

Bernard Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 31 Oct. 1818 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with final page of PoC of TJ to Joel Yancey, 17 Jan. 1819, on verso; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello Milton”; stamp canceled; franked; postmarked Richmond, 29 Oct.

TJ’s letter to Peyton of the 24th Oct. 1818 has not been found and is not recorded in SJL. mr huntingdon may have been the Charlottesville merchant William Huntington.

1Manuscript: “sincre.”

Index Entries

  • Alston, William; wine for search
  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Brunett, John B.; and package for TJ search
  • cotton; yarn search
  • Huntington, William; as merchant 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; letters from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to accounted for search
  • Poitiaux, Michael Benoît; and package for TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • textiles; yarn search
  • wine; for TJ’s friends search