Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 21 May 1821

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 21 May 1821

Dear Sir,

I have yours covering a note for $1125 negotiable at the Virga Bank, which I have endorsed, & deposited for discount, as well as $12 interest upon it for 64 days.

Your Tobacco is not yet to hand, nor is any more your Flour, when they are, will dispose of them on the best possible terms for your , of which you shall be advised.

With great respect Yours very Truely

Bernard Peyton

Flour  $ 3¾
Tobacco  〃 4 @ 12¼

RC (MHi); dateline beneath signature; endorsed by TJ as received 27 May 1821 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Frederick A. Mayo, 12 Aug. 1821, with Jefferson’s Note, on verso; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello Charlottesville”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 21 May.

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • flour; price of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); tobacco crop at search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; tobacco prices at search
  • tobacco; price of search
  • tobacco; shipment of search