Thomas Jefferson Papers

Craven Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 19 October 1820

From Craven Peyton

Monteagle Octr 19. 20.

Dear Sir

I am favoured with Yours of today inclosing a Draft On Capt Bernerd Peyton of Richmd for Five hundred Dollars at sight, to be placed to Your Credit with me, I was spoken to by Your Amiable Grand Son, several months past, asking1 my indulgance, On the debt due from You, untill I might want it; I informed him; I had made Arrangements for its use, On the 25 Decr Next & the Undarstanding was he woud go into Bank rathar then a disappointment shoud take place, I was to endorse for him. I feal confident there is no Man liveing who feals more for Your ease & happiness then, I do & will see You soon On the subject.

with the greatest Respect and Esteem

C. Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 19 Oct. 1820 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ’s grand son was Thomas Jefferson Randolph.

1Manuscript: “aking.”

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  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with C. Peyton search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Peyton, Craven; account with TJ search
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  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and TJ’s financial transactions search