Thomas Jefferson Papers

Craven Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, [13] February 1821

From Craven Peyton

Monteagle Feby 14th [13] 1821.

Dear Sir

My necessity is such as to compel[l] me now to call on You for the amt between us—about $1350–,1 this I do, with great reluctan[ce] fearing it may not be entirely Convenient to you, to spare that amt at this time, owing I suppose to my misfortune I was not called on at Christmas as was expected, but the call is made now, & undar such Circumstances as to Compell me to advance the money—in a very short time, or forfeit my word & Credit which I hold more dear then life, Your Draft on Bernerd Peyton at Sixty days woud answer every purpose, & I well know with what pleasure it woud be receavd by him.

with the greatest Respect & Esteem

C. Peyton

RC (MHi); edge trimmed; misdated; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 14 Feb. 1821 received a day earlier and so recorded in SJL; with Dft of postscript to TJ’s 5 Mar. 1821 letter to Peyton on verso.

1Reworked from “$1354.”

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