Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 16 April 1821

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 16 April 1821

Dear Sir,

Yours of the 11 Inst: is now before me.

I have by this days Mail, agreeable to your request, remitted Genl H. A. S. Dearborn Collector of Boston, a Bank Check for Seventeen dollars five Cents $1705100: & will receive & forward the Wine on its delivery here, by the first trusty Boatman—as well as defray the additional charges from Boston.

Your draft favor Wolf & Raphael for One hundred dollars has been presented & paid.

With great respect Dr sir Yours very Truely

Bernard Peyton

P. S. I hand on next page sales your 21 Blls: Flour mentioned in my last.

RC (MHi); dateline beneath signature; with enclosure on verso of address leaf; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello near Charlottesville”; franked; postmarked; endorsed by TJ as received 19 Apr. 1821 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ gave an order on the Charlottesville firm of wolf & raphael on 3 Apr. 1821 “in favr. Chapman Johnson for 100.D. one half for himself, the other half for John Hooe Peyton as my counsel against the Rivanna co.” The following day TJ gave the firm an order on Bernard Peyton “for 100.D. to replace that sum furnished by them as above” (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1373, 1374).

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammell; as Boston customs collector search
  • flour; sale of search
  • Jefferson v. Rivanna Company; TJ’s counsel in search
  • Johnson, Chapman; andJefferson v. Rivanna Company search
  • Johnson, Chapman; TJ’s debt to search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and payments to TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s flour search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Peyton, John Howe; andJefferson v. Rivanna Company search
  • Peyton, John Howe; TJ’s debt to search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • wine; sent to TJ search
  • Wolfe & Raphael (Charlottesville firm); TJ pays search