Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 18 September 1819

From Bernard Peyton

Rich’d 18 Septr 1819

Dear Sir,

Seeing no prospect of an opportunity by water soon, have asked the favor of Col Randolph to allow his servant to take up a small Box for you, which has been detained here with the Cement for a considerable time waiting a conveyance.

Understanding that you have been much afflicted with the Rheumatism lately, mentioned it to my friend Major Gibbon, who has also suffered greatly with it, & he has furnished me with the enclosed memorandum on the treatment of it, with a request that I would forward it to you, with his respectful Complts:—hoping you may find some benefit from it, remain

Very respectfully Sir
Your Mo: Obd:

Bernard Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 24 Sept. 1819 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • cement; sent to TJ search
  • Gibbon, James; Memorandum on Treating Rheumatism search
  • health; rheumatism search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s health search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); slaves owned by search
  • rheumatism; J. Gibbon’s search
  • rheumatism; TJ’s search
  • slaves; T. M. Randolph’s search
  • slaves; transport goods search