Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton, 11 April 1821

To Bernard Peyton

Monticello Apr. 11. 21.

Dear Sir

I have just recieved from Mr Dearborne Collector of Boston information that he had recieved from Marseilles 3. cases of wine for me1 which he had forwarded to the Collector of Richmond, and that the freight and duties amounted to 17.05 D. I have informed him that I would desire you to remit him that sum immediately which I now request you to do, and recieve the boxes & pay the additional charges. I have written to Majr Gibbon desiring him to deliver them to you. Gilmore has no boat at present, but Johnson’s is running, by whom they may be forwarded or by any other whom you know to be trusty. the Kale pots arrived at the mill yesterday[.] affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Alexander Garrett to TJ, [8 Oct. 1820]; edge trimmed; at foot of text: “Capt Peyton”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 12 Apr. 1821 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ’s letter to James Gibbon was written 12 Apr. 1821.

1Preceding two words interlined.

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammell; as Boston customs collector search
  • Gibbon, James; as collector at Richmond search
  • Gilmore, Joseph; Milton boatman search
  • household articles; stoneware search
  • Johnson, Mr. (boatman); transports goods search
  • kale; pots for search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • pots; clay search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Shadwell mills; goods shipped to search
  • stoneware search
  • wine; sent to TJ search