Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton, 10 May 1821

To Bernard Peyton

Monticello May 10. 21.

Dear Sir

I am just returned from Bedford and have several little things of detail to write about, but time permits me at this moment to mention one only which presses. hearing that mr Coffee was in Charleston I wrote to Dr Hosack to pray him to return me my letter & yours to mr Coffee. he did so, and I now inclose yours with the 40.D. check it covered and which was not used. this enables me to request you to remit that sum, or more exactly 40. D 91 C to mr Joseph Wilson collector of Marblehead who has recd for me a shipment of wines Etc. from Marseilles the duties & charges of which amount to that sum to wit 40.91.1 I have written to desire him on reciept of that to ship the articles to Richmond to your address, & that you will pay expences of transportation Etc from Marblehead. when they are recieve[d] I must pray you to forward them to me by Johnson of preference or if he should not be down, then by any other faithful boatman. I inclose you a bill of lading and am ever & affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Peter S. Du Ponceau to TJ, 9 Oct. 1820; edge trimmed; at foot of text: “Capt Peyton”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosures not found.

1Preceding three words interlined.

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Coffee, William John; and cement for TJ search
  • Hosack, David; transmits letters for TJ search
  • Johnson, Mr. (boatman); transports goods search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Wilson, Joseph; as collector at Marblehead, Mass. search
  • wine; sent to TJ search