Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 3 May 1819

From Bernard Peyton

Rich’d 3d May 1819

Dear Sir

I recd some time since a small Box by Mr T. E. Randolph’s Boat Man Sye from you, addressed to R. Walsh Jr Esqe Philadelphia, which I forwarded immediately, without waiting to hear from you, taking it for granted you wished me to do so.

I now advise you of my having this day forwarded to Milton one Tierce of Rice from Col W. Alston of Charleston, & a Small Box from Philadelphia, by Jno Craddocks Boat, which have only been to hand a day or two—if they are delivered in good order pay freight as customary—

With great respect Dr sir
Your Mo: Obd: Servt:

Bernard Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 9 May 1819 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to James Leitch, 3 June 1819, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Monticello Milton”; stamp canceled; franked; postmarked Richmond, 3 May.

sye: Sye Gilliat.

Index Entries

  • Alston, William; sends rice to TJ search
  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • books; of correspondence search
  • Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique (F. M. Grimm) search
  • Craddock (Cradock), John (boatman) search
  • Gilliat, Sye (boatman) search
  • Grimm, Friedrich Melchior, baron von; Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books and Library; sends books search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; forwards goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); boats of, transfer goods search
  • rice; sent to TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Walsh, Robert; and F. M. Grimm’sCorrespondance littéraire, philosophique et critique search