Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 9 April 1821

From Bernard Peyton

Rich’d 9 April 1821

Dear Sir,

I have been duely favor’d with your two letters of the 3d & 6th: of this Inst:—the first covering blank notes for the renewal of yours at the two Banks, which were in full time—

On Friday last I recd your stone Ware & forwarded the Hh’d containing it immediately by Brice Harlow’s Boat for Milton, & hope it will reach you safely:—the maker represents the Ware as excellent, & informs me he put in several over the 50 ordered, as well as two handsome Water Pitchers, which he offers to you as a complement, charging nothing for them.

I forwarded on Wednesday last by Gilmore’s Boat a Box to your address received a few days before from Petersburg: and also send this day by a careful Waggoner, six Gross the best Velvet Corks I could find in the place, to be left with James Leitch Esqe Charlottesville—all of which I wish safe to hand.

Mr Johnson has just arrived with twenty one Barrels your Flour from shadwell Mills, which shall be sold as soon as possible after the snow & rain has ceased to fall, of which you shall be duely advised with sales: present price of super fine Flour $3.50.

Very respectfully

Bernard Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 12 Apr. 1821 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ’s letter of the 6th: of this inst:, not found, is recorded in SJL with the additional notation: “for corks.”

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • corks; velvet search
  • flour; from Shadwell search
  • flour; price of search
  • flour; shipment of search
  • Gilmore, Joseph; Milton boatman search
  • Harlow, Brice; boats of search
  • household articles; corks search
  • household articles; pitchers search
  • household articles; stoneware search
  • Johnson, Mr. (boatman); transports goods search
  • kale; pots for search
  • Leitch, James; and packages for TJ search
  • Milton, Va.; boats traveling to and from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s bank notes search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s flour search
  • Peyton, Bernard; forwards goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • pitchers search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Shadwell mills; flour from search
  • stoneware search
  • weather; effect on shipping search