Thomas Jefferson Papers

Craven Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 25 September 1819

From Craven Peyton

Monteagle Sept. 25. 1819

Dear Sir

from the shortness of the Corn Crop & knowing You woud have to purchase has induced me to make but few engagements untill Your return. Mr Bacon informs me 200 barrells is what he thinks You will require. that I think I can furnish & if taken before the 1st Nor at five Dollars ⅌ barrell, I no of no one but Mr Rogers that will sell & he but very little indeed I have already had application for twenty times as much as I may have to spare. M. Bacon also informs me he thinks You can spare 30 head of hogs. if so I shall be glad to buy them.   Very Sincerely


C. Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 25 Sept. 1819 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Bacon, Edmund; Monticello overseer search
  • corn; as crop search
  • corn; TJ buys search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); hogs at search
  • Peyton, Craven; and corn for TJ search
  • Peyton, Craven; letters from search
  • pigs; at Monticello search
  • Rogers, Mr.; corn crop of search