Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton, 23 May 1821

To Bernard Peyton

Monticello May 23. 21.

Dear Sir

Our river has been up so that I could not ford it to visit the Shadwell mills till yesterday. I found that there was not a single boat up, but that some are expected to-day and the miller promised he would send off 2. boatloads of flour tomorrow, and that the rest should follow within a few days. there are between 250. & 300 Barrels still to go. as soon as I know that the 2. boat loads are gone I shall make 2. or 3. draughts on you, particularly one in favor of Glinn and co. and another of mr Mayo, book-binder.

I [a]m very glad to hear that I am to get a sample of pure Scuppernon without brandy. I pray you to make the payment Colo Burton desires to Messrs Clark Cox & co. when trusted by strangers at such a distance, the confidence makes it a debt of honor, and to have a preferen[c]e in time to all others. ever and affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of John Patterson to TJ, 3 May 1821; two words faint; at foot of text: “Capt Peyton”; endorsed by TJ.

Daniel Colclaser was likely the miller.

Index Entries

  • alcohol; brandy search
  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • brandy; as wine additive search
  • Burton, Hutchins Gordon; and scuppernong wine search
  • Clark Cox & Company (N.C. firm) search
  • Colclaser, Daniel; as miller search
  • Mayo, Frederick August; TJ pays search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s flour search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and wine for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Rivanna River; water level of search
  • Robert R. Glinn & Company (Richmond firm); TJ pays search
  • scuppernong (wine) search
  • Shadwell mills; flour from search
  • wine; brandy added to search
  • wine; scuppernong search