Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Craven Peyton, 8 October 1819

To Craven Peyton

Monto Oct. 8. 19.

Dr Sir

I do not remember that a word was said the other day on the subject of cruelty to slaves. if I said any thing it must have been of small consideration but I can assure you I never heard nor had a suspicion as to yourself on that subject. the key I touched on with Genl Taylor was federalism, not recollecting he was a federalist. I was too hasty in offering you the horse, whom I could not part with until I knew I could get another which I had in my eye; nor do I think I should take less for him than 120.D. I write under great sufferance from colic & rheumatism & can only add the assurance of my great esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

RC (J. Winograd Collection, New York City, 2014); addressed: “Craven Peyton esq Monteagle.” Not recorded in SJL.

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  • health; colic search
  • health; rheumatism search
  • horses; value of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Health; rheumatism search
  • Peyton, Craven; letters to search
  • Peyton, Craven; offers to buy horse from TJ search
  • Peyton, Craven; slaves of search
  • rheumatism; TJ’s search
  • slavery; C. Peyton on search
  • slavery; TJ on search
  • slaves; C. Peyton’s search
  • Taylor, Robert Barraud; TJ converses with search