Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Wayles Eppes to Thomas Jefferson, 7 October 1820

From John Wayles Eppes

Richmond october 7. 1820.

Dear Sir,

The unpromising appearance of the weather prevented my leaving home until the third instant—I have this day lodged with Mr Peyton five hundred dollars for you—I have also sold my United States stock at 103—If therefore you will take my house on your way to Bedford I shall be ready to conclude our contract and give you a check for the balance of the 4000 dollars—

I shall be at home on Tuesday or Wednesday next—Wednesday most probably—Francis came down with me and will take the Stage on Monday for Columbia—

Present my respects and friendly wishes to the family.

Yours sincerely

Jno: W: Eppes

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 12 Oct. 1820 and so recorded in SJL. RC (NHi: Thomas Jefferson Papers); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to John Taylor, 10 May 1821, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Near Charlottesville”; stamped; postmarked Richmond, 9 Oct.

Eppes’s house was located at his Mill Brook estate in Buckingham County.

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States, Second; stock issued by search
  • banks; stock issued by search
  • carriages; stagecoaches search
  • Eppes, Francis Wayles (TJ’s grandson); education of, at South Carolina College search
  • Eppes, Francis Wayles (TJ’s grandson); relationship with father search
  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); and loan to TJ search
  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); invitations to visit search
  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); letters from search
  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); relationship with son search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from J. W. Eppes search
  • Mill Brook (J. W. Eppes’s Buckingham Co. estate); invitations to visit search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and payments to TJ search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search