Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton, 7 November 1820

To Bernard Peyton

Monticello Nov. 7. 20

Dear Sir

Yours1 of the 2d has been recieved as also the books and boulting cloth. I drew on you yesterday in favor of Wolfe & Raphael for 180.D. and must ask the favor of you to remit for me to Henri Guegan bookseller at the foreign bookstore Baltimore 43. D 50 C I have now but one draught more to make on my present funds in your hands. that is the heavy one in favor of mr Garland of Lynchburg. my endeavor will be to leave the curtailment of 500.D. in your hands, either by docking Garland’s draught, or by getting down flour. I set out for Bedford tomorrow and leave injunctions with Jefferson to take advantage of the very first swell of the river to get down a hundred [or] two barrels of flour, or as much as possible by the last day of this month. much pressed with preparation for my departure I must here close with my affectionate salutations.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Wilson Cary Nicholas to TJ, 28 June 1819; one word illegible; at foot of text: “Capt Peyton”; endorsed by TJ.

jefferson: Thomas Jefferson Randolph.

1Manuscript: “Your.”

Index Entries

  • A. Robertson & Company (firm); TJ’s debt to search
  • flour; bolting cloth for search
  • flour; transported to Richmond search
  • Garland, Samuel; and TJ’s debt to A. Robertson & Company search
  • Guegan, Henry (Louis Henri Guégan); and books for TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; receives works search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to A. Robertson & Company search
  • mills; bolting cloth for search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s flour search
  • Peyton, Bernard; forwards goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and TJ’s flour search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour shipped to search
  • Rivanna River; water level of search
  • textiles; for bolting search
  • Wolfe & Raphael (Charlottesville firm); TJ pays search