Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 21 January 1819

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 21 Januy 1819

Dear Sir

I was favor’d this morning with your esteemd letter covering bill of Lading for a Box of Books from New York, which when received, as well as the Cask of Rice from Charleston, shall be forwarded by the first trip of Mr. Johnson’s Boat—I will also take pleasure in purchasing and forwarding the Three tons Plaster mentioned, & present the bills to Mr. Gibson for payment when they shall reach a sum worth while—

I congratulate you with all my heart, as well as the state generally on the passage of the bill in the lower House for the establishment of a University at Charlottesville—not a doubt is entertained of its final passage in the Senate—   I have already a fine, promising Son growing up to be educated at that College, I hope to usefulness and respectability, if not to distinction—my greatest happiness would be to see him, even in a remote degree under your direction, as I sincerely hope he will—

With sentiments of real affection & respect Yours most Truely

Bernard Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 24 Jan. 1819 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Joel Yancey, 25 May 1819, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Monticello Milton”; stamped; postmarked (faint) [Richmond?], 21 Jan.

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • gypsum (plaster of paris); TJ orders search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; packing and shipping of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Bill to Establish a University search
  • Johnson, Mr. (boatman); transports goods search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and gypsum for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and University of Virginia search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Peyton, John Green; education of search
  • rice; sent to TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; and General Assembly search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; Bill to Establish a University search
  • Virginia; House of Delegates search
  • Virginia; Senate search