Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 13 August 1821

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 13 Augt ”21

Dear Sir,

I hand under cover a paper from the collector of the customs, which it is necessary you shall be qualified to before a magistrate & return—

I have paid the Collector his charges on the Books, amounting to $24.42, which is at your debit.

I hope to see you at your own House in a few days, & in the mean time remain, in haste,

Yours very Truely

B. Peyton

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello Charlottesville”; franked; postmark torn; endorsed by TJ as received 16 Aug. 1821 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

James Gibbon was collector of the customs in Richmond.

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