Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Craven Peyton, 19 October 1820

To Craven Peyton

Monticello Oct. 19. 20.

Dear Sir

I avail myself of the first moment it has been in my power to commence the repaiment of the sum with which you were so kind as to accomodate me by sending you an order on Capt Peyton for 500.D. as much as I am indebted to you for your friendly forbearance, I am afraid to name dates for further payments. the spring will be the earliest, at which I shall be able to pay the half or the whole of the balance, according as the price of our produce shall enable me. I pray you to be assured that I have no payment more at heart, and that I will not delay it one moment beyond my ability. as a proof the means of sending you this order were not recieved by me till last night. believe me to be ever & affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

RC (G. G. Imbert, Paris, 1950); addressed: “Craven Peyton esq. Monteagle”; with notation by Peyton at foot of text:

 Octr 19  1500
 3Y & 8M.”
PoC (MHi); on verso of a reused address cover from Martin Dawson to TJ; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

For the letter from John Wayles Eppes to TJ received last night, see TJ to Eppes, 22 Oct. 1820, and note.

Index Entries

  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); and loan to TJ search
  • flour; price of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with C. Peyton search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from J. W. Eppes search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Peyton, Craven; account with TJ search
  • Peyton, Craven; letters to search