Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 8 January 1821

From Bernard Peyton

Rich’d 8 Januy 1821

Dr sir,

I recd a few days since by Mr Johnson’s Boat 64 Blls: your Flour, which was then dull sale at $3¼—owing however to the prospect of a freeze, the article become more in request, & I was enable to effect a sale at $3.37½, as per ℀ sales above, which was the very best I could do with it, & which hope will be satisfactory to you.   Nett proceeds as above, say $184.42, at your credit.

I am favor’d this morning with yours covering a letter to Mr T. Saunders, which shall be delivered as soon as possible—

Your draft favor A. Robinson Esqr of Lynchburg for thirty $30 Dollars has been presented & paid.

With sincere affection Yours

B. Peyton

RC (MHi); subjoined to enclosure; mistakenly endorsed by TJ as a letter of 1 Jan. 1821 received ten days later and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Joel Yancey, 19 Mar. [1821], on verso; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello near Charlottesville”; stamped; postmarked Richmond, 8 Jan.

TJ’s letter to Peyton covering TJ to Tarlton Saunders, 3 Jan. 1821, has not been found and is not recorded in SJL. On 13 Dec. 1820 TJ recorded having received $30 from Archibald Robertson (robinson) and giving him an order on Peyton for the same amount (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, 2 vols., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1371).

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • flour; price of search
  • flour; sale of search
  • flour; transported to Richmond search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells flour search
  • Johnson, Mr. (boatman); transports goods search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s flour search
  • Peyton, Bernard; forwards letters for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to accounted for search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour shipped to search
  • Robertson, Archibald; TJ pays search
  • Saunders, Tarlton; letter forwarded to search
  • weather; cold search