Thomas Jefferson Papers

Craven Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 15 September 1821

From Craven Peyton

Monteagle Sept 15th 1821

Dear Sir

I have asked M. Dauzn in my absence to receave the money or Draft agreeable to the Undarstanding Yestarday, I do asshear, You, nothing but my necessity induces me to call, You expressed a wish for Mrs Marks to return before You, went to Bedford, She has had every kind attention paid her possible & appears fond of my Daughters very suitly remarking we lived retired & at times very lonesome, haveing no neighbours, for nothing woud induce me, to make neighbours of those I aught not. She has furthar repeatedly said in my presants she wished much to see her Brothar & all the family, I have invariably replied, we nevar shoud be tired of her Company, Yet at Any time she woud say my Carriage was at her service, She replied by saying you & the Family, was always with company and She woud stay a week or two longer, I was One day very much alarmed whilst You was at Bedford, her being So unwell, & shoud of sent for Your Grandson had he of been at home, On the subject of her will on nameing that subject to her, she was of the opinion her will was made & you had it this was all I wished to no well knowing it was a subject only between You & her, my Idea is Our retirement is pleasing to her, for Certainly no Family nevar was more doted on, then Yours is by her, during our acquaintance & transacting buisiness togethar for twenty odd years & during that time no variatin in, me, in any way whatevar, has sufficiently proved to You, My being incapable of any Conduct that You woud1 not highly approve, & shoud I be the longest liver, My fealing of gratitude for, you is such, that I shoud take great delight, in promoting the Interest of Any persons Connected, to You, Yet I no some who are enjoying your Confidence & favours who nevar felt gratitude Most Sincerely

C. Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 16 Sept. 1821 and so recorded in SJL.

A missing letter of 13 Sept. 1821 to TJ from Martin Dawson (m. dauzn) is recorded in SJL as received the same day from Milton. your grandson: Thomas Jefferson Randolph.

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Index Entries

  • Dawson, Martin; letters from accounted for search
  • Dawson, Martin; TJ pays search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with C. Peyton search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Family & Friends; relations with A. S. Marks search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Family & Friends; relations with C. Peyton search
  • Marks, Anne Scott Jefferson (TJ’s sister; Hastings Marks’s wife); health of search
  • Marks, Anne Scott Jefferson (TJ’s sister; Hastings Marks’s wife); visits C. Peyton and family search
  • Marks, Anne Scott Jefferson (TJ’s sister; Hastings Marks’s wife); will of search
  • Peyton, Craven; account with TJ search
  • Peyton, Craven; and A. S. Marks search
  • Peyton, Craven; letters from search
  • Peyton, Craven; relationship with TJ search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and A. S. Marks search