Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 17 May 1821

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 17 May 1821

Dear sir

Your two esteemed favor’s of the 10th & 11th: current reached me by last mail, together with the enclosures in that of the 10th:. I have credited you with the $40 check returned, & charged you with $40.91 remitted several days ago in check to Joseph Wilson collector of the port of Marblehead; agreeable to your request. when the wines you speak of are recd, I will be careful to send them on by a hand on whom I can rely.   I am this morning advised of the Shipment 15½ Galls: of the purest scuppernong Wine by Col Burton of N. Carolina for you, at $1 pr Gallon, which he desires I will charge to your , for the benefit of Clark Cox & Co of Plymouth,—shall I do so?   This wine is sent by a trusty Captain, & in consequence of the last being robd & injured: it is also without brandy: when it is recd, will forward it on as heretofore.

I will with great cheerfulness pay your dft: of $100 favor Miss Randolph when presented.

The news of the cessation of hostilities in Europe has caused a decline in Flour from $4¼ to $3¾—Tobacco $4½ @ 7 general sales, occasionally a fine Hh’d $9 @ 12—

With great respect sir Your Mo Obd:

Bernd Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 20 May 1821 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • alcohol; brandy search
  • brandy; as wine additive search
  • Burton, Hutchins Gordon; and scuppernong wine search
  • Clark Cox & Company (N.C. firm) search
  • Coolidge, Ellen Wayles Randolph (TJ’s granddaughter); TJ gives money to search
  • Europe; and U.S. economy search
  • flour; price of search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and wine for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; tobacco prices at search
  • scuppernong (wine) search
  • tobacco; price of in Richmond search
  • Wilson, Joseph; as collector at Marblehead, Mass. search
  • wine; brandy added to search
  • wine; scuppernong search