Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton, 16 January 1820

To Bernard Peyton

Monticello Jan. 16. 20

Dear Sir

I inclose the note to the Farmer’s bank for renewal and hope it will reach you in time, altho it had nearly slipped my due attention. for the discounts I must request your application to mr Gibson as my produce will go to him as soon as our river is in a condition to float a boat. the time of shipping my tobacco to my friend Maury as stated in mr Pollard’s letter is too long I fear for me to wait; altho’ I was anxious to try that market under his care. ever & affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

P.S. since writing the above I recieve information from Mr Coffee sculptor at N.Y. that he has shipped to your address for me 4. boxes containing busts which I must pray you to forward by the boats under a particular charge as they are very brittle. attention will be necessary also in handling and transhipping them.

PoC (MHi); on verso of a reused address cover from James P. Preston to TJ; adjacent to signature: “Capt Peyton”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Coffee, William John; terra-cotta busts by search
  • Farmers’ Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Farmers’ Bank of Virginia search
  • Maury, James (1746–1840); and TJ’s tobacco search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s loan from Farmers’ Bank of Virginia search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s tobacco search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to search
  • Pollard, Robert; as J. Maury’s agent search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); tobacco grown at search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Rivanna River; water level of search
  • sculpture; W. J. Coffee’s terra-cotta busts search
  • tobacco; grown at Poplar Forest search
  • tobacco; in Liverpool market search