Thomas Jefferson Papers

Craven Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 26 March 1821

From Craven Peyton

Monteagle March 26th 1821—

Dear Sir

I was about Answaring Your favour of the 5 Inst. by Your boy, (Covaring a Draft On Capt. Peyton of Richmd for Seven hundred dollars—) but was informed he had started as soon As he sent in the lettar, in my last I inform,d You there was a ballance due of 1350.$ or about that Sum, My allusion was to the Money transactions, exclusive of that, on othar Accompts there is a ballance due me, of a few dollars, I was not fully informed respecting the Poark recd & some Corn delivared, to Your Grandson, with me it does not make the least difference, he being Just as good as the Money, I wrote to Mr Bacon respecting the poark, he replied by note saying I shoud have, it at $8 Neet or 7. gross—the then Currant-price, for Country pork, the difference, is very trifleing, in the month of march 1817 I delivared to Your Waggons—4044 lb foddar, at 6/– makeing 40½ Dollars the Accompt rendared to Mr Bacon by the Waggoner with the last load, stateing at the same time I did not want the money & wished it to lay in Your hands Untill I died. There has been dealings between Our selves to a large Amount And I beliave in no instance a mistake made to the amount of One pence yet by passing through several hands mistakes are liable to be made, howevar with respect to the foddar And Corn You Can do as You please, which will be satisfactory, to me, I was surprised to see Mr Bankhead Monday at Court let me beg You to be asshoared, that every endeavaur On my part will be and1 with him for the benefit of all parties. And which I no will be pleasing to all in no One instance has he evar uttared to me, an unfriendly expression towards eathar Membar of Yous or Any Family connected to You, yet he well Knows I woud not permit it from Any person On earth. Mrs Marks is yet unwell

with great Respect & Esteem
C. Peyton
Augt. 11th 21—

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as a letter of both 26 Mar. and 11 Aug. 1821 received 11 Aug. 1821 and so recorded in SJL, with the March date circled in both endorsement and SJL entry.

your grandson: Thomas Jefferson Randolph.

1Thus in manuscript.

Index Entries

  • Bacon, Edmund; Monticello overseer search
  • Bankhead, Charles Lewis (Ann Cary Randolph Bankhead’s husband); attends Albemarle Co. Court search
  • corn; TJ buys search
  • fodder; for Monticello search
  • food; pork search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with C. Peyton search
  • Marks, Anne Scott Jefferson (TJ’s sister; Hastings Marks’s wife); health of search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Peyton, Craven; account with TJ search
  • Peyton, Craven; and A. S. Marks search
  • Peyton, Craven; and corn for TJ search
  • Peyton, Craven; letters from search
  • pork; price of search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); as manager of Monticello search