Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton, 11 May 1821

To Bernard Peyton

Monticello May 11. 21.

Dear Sir

I know I have no right to draw on you, and the Miller tells me it will be 10. days before he can send off a cargo of my flour. in the mean time my gr-daughter Ellen pays a visit of a week or 10. days to Richmond, and her occasions there will not wait the sending off my flour. I have therefore given her an order on you for 100.D. which will certainly be replaced within a week or 10. days after the advance. Y[o]ur’s affectionately

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Fernagus De Gelone to TJ, 5 Oct. 1820; one word faint; at foot of text (faint): “[C]apt B. Peyton”; endorsed by TJ.

The miller was probably Daniel Colclaser. TJ’s granddaughter (gr-daughter) was Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge).

Index Entries

  • Colclaser, Daniel; as miller search
  • Coolidge, Ellen Wayles Randolph (TJ’s granddaughter); TJ gives money to search
  • Coolidge, Ellen Wayles Randolph (TJ’s granddaughter); travels of search
  • flour; shipment of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; gives money to E. W. R. Coolidge search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s flour search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Shadwell mills; flour from search