Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 19 March 1821

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 19 March 1821

Dear Sir,

I have yours of the 16th: now before me with its enclosure.—   Mr. Pollard, to whom I have shewn Mr. Maury’s letter, assures me the Bust was safely recd, & either sent to or by Mr. Thos E. Randolph of your county, who can probably give you some certain information about it.

I have this day procured a draft from the Branch Bank of the United States here, on the Branch in New York for $125, which I have enclosed Messrs: Leroy Bayard & Co to your credit.—   Your draft favor Hatch for fifty $50 Dollars, together with all the others, of which I am apprised but two small ones, have been presented & paid—

Thinking it likely you wished to preserve Mr. Maury’s1 letter, I return it under cover herewith—   Your Pots for Sea Cale have been making at the Pottery near this place for a fortneight past, but really our mechanicks are so very indifferent that it is impossible to make any calculations upon them, I am in hopes however they will be ready by this day week, if so, or whenever they are, no time shall be lost in forwarding them by a Boat—they are made by Mr. Wickham’s pattern which he finds to answer well—

With great respect

Yours Truely

Bernard Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 23 Mar. 1821 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: James Maury to TJ, 26 June 1820.

1Manuscript: “Mauray’s.”

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States, Second, Richmond branch of; TJ’s loan from search
  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Hatch, Frederick Winslow; TJ gives money to search
  • household articles; stoneware search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to N. & J. & R. van Staphorst search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Second Bank of U.S. search
  • kale; pots for search
  • LeRoy, Bayard & Company (New York firm); and TJ’s debt to N. & J. & R. van Staphorst search
  • Maury, James (1746–1840); sends bust to TJ search
  • N. & J. & R. van Staphorst (Amsterdam firm); TJ’s debt to search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s loan from Second Bank of U.S. search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Pollard, Robert; as J. Maury’s agent search
  • pots; clay search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); boats of, transfer goods search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Roscoe, William; bust of search
  • sculpture; of W. Roscoe search
  • stoneware search
  • Wickham, John; and clay pots search