Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton, 18 May 1821

To Bernard Peyton

Monticello May 18. 21.

Dear Sir

I wrote about a week ago to mr Yancey to hurry down my tobo from Bedford. it was lying at Lynchbg so I presume will be with you in the course of a week. I expect too that the mill here is now ready to begin to deliver my flour. our river being swoln by the rains I have been unable to go there to inform myself of a certainty.

I have a note in the Virginia bank for 1125.D. renewable on the 22d inst. hitherto indorsed by mr Gibson. he informs me that his situation renders it necessary that I should find another name to it. but I have no one in Richmond with whom I have any money transactions but yourself, and am th[eref]ore obliged to ask that favor of you. I accordingly inclose you a note with which I pray you to take up the one in that bank. the last account I have recd from mr Gibson was in Sep. [la]st, balance against me 262.[72] since which I have sent him 98. B[a]rrels of flour which I presume has overpaid that balance. I salute with friendship & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Jerman Baker to TJ, 26 Sept. 1820; some words faint; at foot of text: “Capt Peyton”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • flour; sale of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); gristmill at search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s flour search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s tobacco search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); tobacco grown at search
  • Rivanna River; water level of search
  • tobacco; grown at Poplar Forest search
  • tobacco; shipment of search
  • weather; rain search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); as superintendent of Poplar Forest search