Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 26 February 1821

From Bernard Peyton

Rich’d 26 Feby 1821

Dear Sir,

I received this morning your esteemed favor 20th curt & observe contents.

I send under cover herewith agreeable to your request 1 oz Green curled Savoy Cabbage Seed which I hope will reach you safely and prove good.—   I have seen Mr Wickham relative to the Earthen Pots you speak of, he tells me they were made to the North, by his special direction, & that he has never known any of them made at the Potteries here,—I have his promise however that he will loan me the most perfect he has, which I will myself carry to the Pottery & endeavour to have fifty moulded immediately like it, & of the success of my application you shall be apprised.

I this day recd from your Grand Son a note for $4,000 signed by yourself & endorsed by him, to which I will add my name, and offer it for discount at the Farmers Bank on Thursday next, & hope it will be done; you may expect to hear from me touching it by the next mail to Charlottesville, in the mean time, will converse with the several directors of the Bank on the subject.

With great respect Dr sir Yours very Truely

B. Peyton

N.B. The University bill has passed both Houses of the Genl Assembly & is a law of the Land—

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 3 Mar. 1821 and so recorded in SJL; with additional notations by TJ beneath endorsement related to his 4 Mar. 1821 reply to Peyton: “remit to Leroy & Bayard Rudim. & orb. pict. Coffee.”

your grand son: Thomas Jefferson Randolph.

Index Entries

  • A Bill, Concerning the University of Virginia search
  • cabbage; seed search
  • Coffee, William John; and cement for TJ search
  • Farmers’ Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • Hoole, Charles; translatesOrbis Sensualium Pictus (J. A. Komenský [Comenius]) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Farmers’ Bank of Virginia search
  • Komenský (Comenius), Jan Amos; Orbis Sensualium Pictus (trans. C. Hoole) search
  • LeRoy, Bayard & Company (New York firm); and TJ’s debt to N. & J. & R. van Staphorst search
  • N. & J. & R. van Staphorst (Amsterdam firm); TJ’s debt to search
  • Orbis Sensualium Pictus (J. A. Komenský [Comenius]; trans. C. Hoole) search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s loan from Farmers’ Bank of Virginia search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • pots; clay search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and TJ’s financial transactions search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); endorses bank notes search
  • Richmond, Va.; pottery in search
  • Ruddiman, Thomas; The Rudiments of the Latin Tongue search
  • seeds; cabbage search
  • seeds; sent to TJ search
  • The Rudiments of the Latin Tongue (T. Ruddiman) search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; and General Assembly search
  • Virginia; General Assembly search
  • Wickham, John; and clay pots search