Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 15 February 1819

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 15 Feby 1819

Dear Sir

By Mr Johnson’s Boat I send you a Tierce Rice from Col Allston of Charleston & a Box Books (I presume) from Philadelphia, all in good order & hope they will so reach you.

I have felt great sympathy & concern for the unfortunate accident which has befallen my good friend Jefferson Randolph and sincerely hope he is on the recovery—   In haste

With great respect & regard

Dr sir Your Mo Obd

B. Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 1 Mar. 1819 and so recorded in SJL.

tierce: “an old measure of capacity equivalent to one third of a pipe” or “a cask or vessel holding this quantity” (OED description begins James A. H. Murray, J. A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner, and others, eds., The Oxford English Dictionary, 2d ed., 1989, 20 vols. description ends ).

A missing letter from Craven Peyton to TJ of 14 Feb. 1819 also expressing concern for Thomas Jefferson Randolph is recorded in SJL as received from Monteagle the day it was written (address cover only in DLC; with PoC of TJ to Patrick Gibson, 11 Feb. 1820, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esq Monticello”; note by Craven Peyton on verso: “N. B please say by the boy how m. R. is”).

Index Entries

  • Alston, William; sends rice to TJ search
  • Bankhead, Charles Lewis (Ann Cary Randolph Bankhead’s husband); and fight with T. J. Randolph search
  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books and Library; works sent to search
  • Johnson, Mr. (boatman); transports goods search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and fight between C. L. Bankhead and T. J. Randolph search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Peyton, Craven; and T. J. Randolph search
  • Peyton, Craven; letters from accounted for search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and fight with C. L. Bankhead search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); health of search
  • rice; sent to TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search