Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton, 20 February 1821

To Bernard Peyton

Monticello Feb. 20. 21.

Dear Sir

I recieved yesterday only your favor of the 12th. I find all in it right. I am in want of some earthen pots for covering plant[s] of Sea-kale in the garden. I am told they are made at a Pottery, in or near Richmond, and that mr Wickham particularly has them of the proper size and form which were made there. will you be so good as to get me half a hundred & send them by the first boat, or if they have not them ready made at the Pottery to get them made as soon as possible and forwarded as the season presses. I must also request you to get from some of the seed-dealors 1. oz. green curled Savoy seed and forward it by mail in a letter. yours affectionately

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Delamotte to TJ, 7 July 1819; edge trimmed; at foot of text: “Capt Peyton”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • cabbage; seed search
  • food; kale, sea search
  • gardens; at Monticello search
  • kale; sea search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); gardens search
  • Peyton, Bernard; account with TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to search
  • pots; clay search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Richmond, Va.; pottery in search
  • seeds; cabbage search
  • Wickham, John; and clay pots search