Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 9 July 1821

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 9 July 1821

Dear sir

From my not recg a letter from you by yesterday’s Mail, enclosing notes for the renewal of yours at the several Banks, am led to fear you are either indisposed, or from home; I have determined however to send this by a private hand, to ensure its reaching you, & pray you to dispatch a parcel notes forthwith, by a special messenger, if the mail is not coming immediately, as I am every moment exposed to protest, & ruin, as well as yourself & Jefferson:—the $4,000 being to take up, & also the $2250 due on Wednesday, which I put in, in my own name, a fortnight ago, as I wrote you the same day, or previous, having no note of yours by me for its renewal.—This is a serious business, & I pray your early attention to it.—should you determine to execute the powers of Atty sent, I have to say, that the Va Bk: will not discount notes signed by Atty, so that for your note there, blanks, as heretofore, must be sent—at the Farmer’s & U.S. Banks power of Atty will answer—in great haste   Yours Truely

B. Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 13 July 1821 but recorded in SJL as received two days earlier; with additional notation by TJ beneath endorsement (one redundant “recd” editorially omitted):

June 25. recd July 2. indord notes July 6.
July 2. recd July 6.
July 5. recd July 10.”

jefferson: Thomas Jefferson Randolph.

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States, Second, Richmond branch of; TJ’s loan from search
  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • Farmers’ Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s loan from Farmers’ Bank of Virginia search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s loan from Second Bank of U.S. search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and TJ’s financial transactions search