Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton, 8 June 1821, with Jefferson’s Note

To Bernard Peyton, with Jefferson’s Note

Monticello June 8. 21.

Dear Sir

I have two calls in Bedford so pressing that they do not permit my getting more flour down before I1 deliver the orders, the one to Jonathan Bishop for 136.48 D the other to Joel Yancey for 135.D. but as they will go circuitously by Bedford, before [th]ey get to you, you will recieve a boat load which will start the day after tomorrow. another load will go on the return of the boat. that will bring the close of the month when you will send me my quarterly account from which I may know how I stand. accept assurances of affection & respect.

Th: Jefferson

[Note by TJ at foot of text:]

June 25. wrote to him for Adams’s Roman antiquities & Valpy’s Gr. grammar. to come by mail.”

PoC (MHi); on verso of a reused address cover from Thomas Mann Randolph to TJ; with two numbers recopied by TJ above the line for clarity; damaged at crease; adjacent to signature: “Capt Peyton”; endorsed by TJ.

TJ’s letter of june 25. 1821 to Peyton, not found, is recorded in SJL.

1TJ here canceled “make.”

Index Entries

  • Adam, Alexander; Roman Antiquities (ed. P. Wilson) search
  • Bishop, Jonathan; TJ pays search
  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • books; on history search
  • flour; shipment of search
  • Greek language; grammars search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • Peyton, Bernard; account with TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and books for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s flour search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to accounted for search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Roman Antiquities (A. Adam; ed. P. Wilson) search
  • The Elements of Greek Grammar, With Notes (R. Valpy) search
  • Valpy, Richard; The Elements of Greek Grammar, With Notes search
  • Wilson, Peter; editsRoman Antiquities (A. Adam) search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); TJ pays search