Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Craven Peyton, 5 March 1821

To Craven Peyton

Monticello Mar. 5. 21.

Dear Sir

I am now enabled to give you an order on Capt Peyton for 700.D. and to assure you of the balance of my debt in July. which will be 547.16 D with interest from Mar. 10. as you will see by the subjoined statement. I pray you to be assured that it has never been in my power to do more than I have done, and than what I still engage to do; and I have no doubt that your own experience proves to you that a farmer getting only 2.D. a barrel for his flour may be in default without being blameable. Accept the assurance of my great friendship & respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (RNR); with enclosure subjoined. PoC (MHi); with enclosure subjoined; on verso of reused address cover of John R. Cotting to TJ, 20 Jan. 1821; endorsed by TJ as a letter to “Peyton Craven.” Other enclosure not found.

Index Entries

  • flour; price of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with C. Peyton search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Peyton, Craven; account with TJ search
  • Peyton, Craven; letters to search