Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Henry A. S. Dearborn, 14 August 1820

To Henry A. S. Dearborn

Monticello Aug. 14. 20.

Dear Sir

Capt Bernard Peyton, a commission merchant of Richmond, and particular friend of mine, being now on a tour to the North and East, informed me that he would have occasion to call on you, and that a letter lodged with you would be sure to get to his hands. on this ground I ask the favor of your care of the within. Capt Peyton served honorably as an officer in the last war, since which he has acted in the commission line, with a prudence, punctuality and fidelity which has procured him the affection and confidence of all who know him, and as far as these can be titles of credence, he merits it from all. any civilities you may be so kind as to render him will be acknoledged by me with thankfulness and with the assurance of my great esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (TxDaHCL); addressed: “Henry A. S. Dearborne esquire Boston”; franked; postmarked Charlottesville, 17 Aug.; endorsed by Dearborn, in part, as “introducing B, Peyton of Richmond Virga.” PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of Fernagus De Gelone to TJ, 11 Apr. 1820; mutilated at seal; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ to Bernard Peyton, 14 Aug. 1820, and enclosure.

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  • Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammell; letters to search
  • Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammell; TJ introduces B. Peyton to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of introduction from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; introduced by TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; travels of search