Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 2 November 1820

From Bernard Peyton

Rich’d 2d Novr 1820

Dear Sir

Your esteemed favor 28th ulto: did not1 reach me until this morning—

When the additional drafts you speak of having drawn on me appear, they shall be honored, as have all that have yet been presented.

The first Boat for Milton shall carry you the Oil written for in Jugs—Casks never failing to leak with Oil for the first five or six months, however tight they may be made: The Bolting Cloth I have had selected of excellent quality by the Flour Inspector of this city, of the numbers you2 directed, & will either forward it to Charlottesville care Mr Leitch, or will get the favor of Mr T. E. Randolph now in this City to take it up, of which you shall be advised.

I had a letter this morning from Genl H. A. S. Dearbourn of Boston in which he desires me to say to you that he has Mr Stewarts promise to deliver him your picture in ten days to be forwarded, & if he does not receive it in that time, he will continue to importune him unceasingly until he does procure it, which done, he will send it on to you as soon as possible—

I procured from Mr Marx a bill of exchange on London for £40 in favor R. Rush Esqe at par; the first of which was fordd several days ago in your letter to him3 by the Virginia, & the duplicate shall go by the next vessel, which will be in a few days, all of which I hope is satisfactory—

Yours very Truely

B. Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 4 Nov. 1820 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to David Hosack, 20 Apr. 1821, on verso; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello near Charlottesville”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 2 Nov.

mr stewarts: Gilbert Stuart’s.

1Word added in margin.

2Manuscript: “your.”

3Preceding five words interlined.

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammell; and G. Stuart’s portraits of TJ search
  • flour; bolting cloth for search
  • household articles; linseed oil search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Portraits; G. Stuart’s paintings search
  • Joseph Marx & Son (Richmond firm) search
  • Leitch, James; and packages for TJ search
  • linseed oil search
  • mills; bolting cloth for search
  • oil; linseed search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and G. Stuart’s portraits of TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); mentioned search
  • Rush, Richard; letters forwarded to search
  • Stuart, Gilbert; portraits of TJ by search
  • textiles; for bolting search
  • Virginia (ship) search