Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 23 October 1820

From Bernard Peyton

Rich’d 23d Octobr 1820

Dear Sir,

I am in rect this morning your esteemed favor covering J. W. Eppes’s draft on the Virga Bank for thirty five hundred $3,500 dollars payable to my order, which is drawn & at your credit, & will be paid to your orders as fast as called for—   In the last three or four days have paid several small drafts of yours to various persons—

I have met with the half of a delightful double Gloucester cheese, which I have had carefully put up for you, & only wait to forward it, to be informed whether it shall go to Monticello or Poplar Forrest—I beg you will accept it, & am sorry I could not obtain the whole—

You did not mention in your last whether the Harpsichord strings had reached you safely, & whether they would answer.

With great respect & regard Dr sir

Yours very Truely

B. Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 29 Oct. 1820 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ’s letter to Peyton covering j. w. eppes’s draft has not been found and is not recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); drafts on search
  • cheese; Gloucester search
  • cheese; sent to TJ search
  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); and loan to TJ search
  • food; cheese search
  • harpsichords; strings for search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from J. W. Eppes search
  • music; harpsichord search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and payments to TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to accounted for search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); harpsichord for search