Thomas Jefferson Papers

John H. Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 23 October 1819

From John H. Peyton

Staunton Octr 23d 1819

Dear Sir

Before my return from Charlottes-ville the chancellor had set out upon his circuit which deprives me of the power of complying with your request, when last at Monticello.—I shall meet him next week at Lewis-burg when I will have a more distinct & detailed conversation with him after which I shall probably be able to apprize you more accurately of his views, than I was enabled to do from the hasty conversation held with him previous to the period when I last saw you.

as soon as I receive any farther information upon this subject worthy of communicating you shall hear from me—with sincere wishes for the speedy restoration of your health

I am Dr Sir with great respect Yr obt. Sert

John H. Peyton

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Esquire”; endorsed by TJ as received 27 Oct. 1819 and so recorded in SJL.

The chancellor was John Brown (1762–1826).

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