Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 7 October 1819

From Bernard Peyton

Rich’d 7th October 1819

Dear Sir,

Yours of the 1st: Inst: has been duely received & I have been searching this market in order to furnish the articles you wish, of the very best quality, but am sorry to say it does not afford a first rate English Cheese, there have been but three bro’t to this port this Fall, & they as presents to individuals, fortunately my good friend Major Gibbon (Collector of this Port) received one, and insisted I should send you a part of it with his respectful complts, which I have done, together with one of the best I could procure in the City, but fear it will fall far short of your wishes. The ship Biscuit I hope you will find very good, as I employed the best Baker in the City to make a Barrel especially for you of his best: These articles, with the 50 feet sheet Iron, will be forwarded tomorrow to Lynchburg, care Mr Archd Robertson, & hope they will reach you safe & in good time.

I have not yet recd the articles you are expecting from Philadelphia & New York, when I do, shall they be forwarded to Poplar Forrest or Monticello?

[. . .] great respect Dr sir Yours Very Truely & Sincerely

Bernard Peyton

RC (MHi); torn at seal; endorsed by TJ (torn) as received 1[0] Oct. 1819 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to William Barret, 12 Feb. 1821, on verso; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello Milton”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 7 Oct.

A missing letter from Peyton to TJ of 18 Oct. 1819 is recorded in SJL as received 24 Oct. 1819 from Richmond.

Index Entries

  • cheese; TJ orders search
  • food; biscuits search
  • food; cheese search
  • Gibbon, James; as collector at Richmond search
  • iron; sheet search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; forwards goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from accounted for search
  • Robertson, Archibald; receives goods for TJ search