Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Charles Everette, 21 July 1820

To Charles Everette

Monticello July 21. 20.

Dear Sir

On the preceding page you will see the extract of a letter from Capt Peyton explaining the want of form in the bill of exchange signed by yourself to Th: J. Randolph, and forwarded to Capt Peyton, & inclosed are the returnd bills, and others in correct form to be signed by you. my grandson being absent from the neighborhood, I send them by the bearer, in the hope of recieving them back by him, signed, that I may return them to capt Peyton by the mail of tomorrow morng

My grandson informed me you wished to recieve a copy of the Patent of the land at Pouncey’s which you have purchased. I therefore inclose you an office copy, and a plat made by myself, and salute you with friendship and respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of John Laval to TJ, 19 June 1820; at foot of text: “Dr Charles Everett”; mistakenly endorsed by TJ as a letter of 21 June 1820, but correctly recorded in SJL. Enclosures: (1) extract, not found, from Bernard Peyton to TJ, 17 July 1820. (2) enclosure to William G. Pendleton to TJ, 11 July 1820. Other enclosures not found.

Index Entries

  • Everette, Charles; buys TJ’s Pouncey’s tract search
  • Everette, Charles; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells land search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and sale of TJ’s Pouncey’s tract search
  • Pouncey’s tract (TJ’s Albemarle Co. property) search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and sale of TJ’s Pouncey’s tract search