Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 20 November 1820

From Bernard Peyton

Rich’d 20 Novr 1820

Dear Sir,

I am favor’d this morning with yours of the 15th: Inst: & observe contents—

Your draft favor Mr Garland for $600 shall be paid on demand—all the others of which you have apprised me, have been presented & paid:—and a few days ago, by a Milton Boat, forwarded the 18 Gallons Linseed oil you wrote for in a former letter, in 6 three Gallon Jugs, which I hope will reach Monticello safely.

By direction of Governor Randolph paid a few days since $10 for a Book of Prints of American Scenery from Matthew Carey & Son of Philadelphia for you,1 which Book is still with me to wait your directions—Governor R. at the same time desired me to give notice to Mr Carey that both you & himself would withdraw your subscriptions to this work, which I accordingly did—they did not I fancy at-all equal his & your expectations.—

I have heard of no Flour from shadwell for you yet, altho’ all the Milton Boats have been, & are now down—I presume it may soon be expected—the article is very dull sale indeed just now at $3⅝ @ 3¾—Tobacco $4½ @ 9—Wheat 67 @ 70¢—

With sincere regard Dr sir

Yours very Truely

B: Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 28 Nov. 1820 and so recorded in SJL.

The book of prints was the first part of Picturesque Views of American Scenery (Philadelphia, 1820–21), published in three numbers by Mathew Carey & Son, which contained aquatint prints by Joshua Shaw engraved by John Hill.

1Preceding two words interlined.

Index Entries

  • A. Robertson & Company (firm); TJ’s debt to search
  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • books; on art search
  • Carey, Mathew; and books for TJ search
  • flour; price of search
  • Garland, Samuel; and TJ’s debt to A. Robertson & Company search
  • Hill, John (engraver) search
  • household articles; linseed oil search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; subscriptions search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to A. Robertson & Company search
  • linseed oil search
  • Mathew Carey & Son (Philadelphia firm); and publication of books search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • oil; linseed search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s flour search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Picturesque Views of American Scenery search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); and book subscriptions search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour shipped to search
  • Richmond, Va.; tobacco prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; wheat prices in search
  • Shadwell mills; flour from search
  • Shaw, Joshua; as artist search
  • subscriptions, for publications; art search
  • tobacco; price of in Richmond search
  • wheat; price of in Richmond search