Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 27 September 1819

From Bernard Peyton

Rich’d 27 Septemr 1819

Dear Sir,

Your two esteemed favors of the 18th: & 20th: current, with their enclosures, owing to some derangement in the Mails, did not reach me until Friday last, no inconvenience however had been experienced in relation to your note at the Farmers Bank, as I had pledged myself to the Board to endorse it, unless you had made some other arrangement with anoth[er] more agreeable to yourself: I lost no time after the receipt of yours in putting my name on the note, which puts to rest all difficulty on the subject, & moreover, I beg leave to assure you that it in no way interferes with my arrangements at Bank, but is a source of great pleasure to me to be in a situation to render you an acceptable service, I was sorry you troubled yourself to apologise on the occasion, or hint at the idea of an equivalent in your Commission business, I assure you any trifling aid I have it in my power to render you from time to time, is done from feelings of the most disinterested friendship, nay indeed, affection, I feel for you, & will ever be repeated with [de]light when you will call on me.—I am [. . .]tly aware of your situation in relation to M[r Gib]son, & should consider it ungrateful to abando[n hi]m—I am far from desiring it.

The Note enclosed payable to me, has bee[n] [. . .]ed, cancelled, & the other used in [b]eg you will not omit to fur[nish] always with a Blank, to renew, [exp]oses us to some embarassment. [un]derstand there is some difficulty at the U. S. Bank in relation to [t]he deed of Trust you enclosed, as respects the Trustee &C: &C:—the object of my mentioning it is merely to say that my name as Trustee is perfectly at your service if it will be of any use—

I hope your expectations will be realised in relation to Col N., I am sure they should be

Your Box of Books I sent by Col Randolph’s servant, the articles you speak of from Philadelphia & Alexandria are not yet received, when they are you shall be advised—

With high respect & regard Dr sir
Your Mo: Obd: Servt:

B. Peyton

RC (MHi); edge trimmed; mutilated at foot of first page, with loss of all or part of first third of several lines; endorsed by TJ (torn) as received [29] Sept. 1819 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to William Thornton, [29] Jan. 1821, on verso; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello Milton”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 27 Sept.

col n.: Wilson Cary Nicholas.

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States, Second, Richmond branch of; and W. C. Nicholas’s debts search
  • Bedford County, Va.; deeds of trust for land in search
  • Farmers’ Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s loan from Farmers’ Bank of Virginia search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; endorses notes for W. C. Nicholas search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Farmers’ Bank of Virginia search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Deed of Trust of Bedford County Land to Thomas Jefferson Randolph search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s loan from Farmers’ Bank of Virginia search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and W. C. Nicholas’s debts search
  • Peyton, Bernard; forwards goods for TJ 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