Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 28 May 1821

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 28 May 1821

Dear Sir,

I am favor’d with yours of the 23rd: & 25th inst: this morning, the latter covering $350, which is at your credit, and I have this day forwarded to Mr John Vaughan of Philadelphia a check from Farmers Bank for $300, as you directed, which is accompanied by your letter to him recd some time ago.

Before recg yours, had charged you, & given Messrs: Clark Cox & Co credit for the ½ Bll: scuppernon Wine ($15.50) shipd by order of Col Burton of N. Carolina, of which I immediately apprised them.   The Cask has arrived in good order, & shall be forwarded by Johnson’s Boat the first time he is down.

I will also procure from Messrs: D. W & C Warwick, & forward by the first Boat, 3 Boxes Tin, such as were sent by those Gentlemen to the University, at $13 each.

None of your Flour is yet to hand, when it arrives, will dispose of it to the best advantage & render you sales by succeeding mail, any drafts you may draw in consequence, will be promptly honor’d.   I am still without any information of the shipt your Tobacco from Lynchburg.

Yours very Truely

Bernard Peyton

Flour $ 3.62½ }
Tobacco 4½ @ 9–

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 31 May 1821 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • building materials; tin search
  • Burton, Hutchins Gordon; and scuppernong wine search
  • Clark Cox & Company (N.C. firm) search
  • D. W. & C. Warwick (Richmond firm); TJ buys tin from search
  • Farmers’ Bank of Virginia (Richmond); orders on search
  • flour; at Richmond search
  • flour; transported to Richmond search
  • Johnson, Mr. (boatman); transports goods search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s flour search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and wine for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; forwards letters for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); tobacco grown at search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; tobacco prices at search
  • scuppernong (wine) search
  • tin; for University of Virginia search
  • tin; TJ buys search
  • tobacco; grown at Poplar Forest search
  • tobacco; price of in Richmond search
  • tobacco; shipment of search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); account with TJ search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; building materials for search
  • wine; scuppernong search