Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Eston Randolph to Thomas Jefferson, 23 September 1821

From Thomas Eston Randolph

Ashton 23d Septr 1821

Dear Sir

Soon after seeing you yesterday at the Mill, I recollected there was an error in the acceptance of your order on Randolph & Colclaser.

Our object in requesting the order might be drawn at 10 days sight was, that we might have advantage of that time after Mr Peyton’s return home—whereas the acceptance is evidence of its being presented—and is consequently due at 10 days from its date—If you will have the goodness to destroy that order—and will take the trouble to draw another on us, I promise you it shall be accepted so soon as it is presented

My Son having rode out this morning prevents my sending you the $50—which I promised—but you shall certainly receive it tomorrow—I pray you to accept assurance of my esteem and affectionate regards—

Thos Eston Randolph

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqe Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received the day it was written and so recorded in SJL.

TJ recorded drawing an order on Randolph for $608.86 one day previously. This sum constituted rent payment by Randolph for TJ’s Shadwell manufacturing mill. TJ used it to repay Craven Peyton the balance of the latter’s 7 Feb. 1817 loan of $1,500 (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1330, 1379).

Index Entries

  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from C. Peyton search
  • Peyton, Craven; TJ pays search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); and Shadwell mills search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); family of search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); letters from search
  • Randolph & Colclaser (Albemarle Co. firm); rent payment by search
  • Shadwell mills; rent for search
  • Shadwell mills; TJ visits search