Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Eston Randolph, 12 September 1821

To Thomas Eston Randolph

Monto Sep. 12. 21.

Dear Sir

I have some debts here which press very sorely on me;1 for the paymt of which my only resource is my cash balance at ye mill. and my return to Bedford moreover depending on their payment I am obliged to trouble you with the subject.   mr C. Peyton to whom I have abt 600.D to pay wrote me 2. days ago that you would accept my ord. in his favor which would suit him. I did not chuse however to give it without knowing that it would suit you also. I have therefore not yet answered him definitively. ever & affly your’s


Dft (MHi); at foot of text: “Thos E. Randolph esq.”; subjoined to unsent RC of TJ to Randolph, 16 Aug. 1821; endorsed by TJ.

A missing letter of 10 Sept. 1821 from Randolph to TJ is recorded in SJL as received 15 Sept. 1821 from Ashton.

1Remainder of sentence interlined.

Index Entries

  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with C. Peyton search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with T. E. Randolph search
  • Peyton, Craven; account with TJ search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); account with TJ search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); and Shadwell mills search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); letters from accounted for search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); letters to search
  • Shadwell mills; and T. E. Randolph search