Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 18 October 1821

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 18 Octr 1821

Dear sir,

Above I hand you sales 41 Barrels Flour recd this morning from Shadwell Mills for your , which I sold on the Basin Bank: nett proceeds as above, say $197.69. at your credit.

I have this day forwarded to Monticello a Box from Philada, & a Box & Bundle from F. A. Mayo of this City to your address, which I hope will be safely received.

With great respect Dr sir Yours very Truely

Bernard Peyton

RC (MHi); subjoined to enclosure; dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 22 Oct. 1821 and so recorded in SJL.

In Richmond on this date Cesario Bias wrote a letter on Peyton’s behalf to Thomas Eston Randolph and Daniel Colclaser informing them that “Mr Woods Boat” would deliver two boxes of books and one bundle to them for TJ, all of which Bias had received in good order, and directing them to pay freight on the items (RC in MHi; entirely in Bias’s hand; addressed [with apparent mistaken place of address]: “Messes: R & Colclaser Staunton”; endorsed by TJ as a letter from Peyton received 29 Oct. 1821 and so recorded in SJL).

Index Entries

  • Bias, Cesario; as clerk for B. Peyton search
  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Colclaser, Daniel; and goods sent to TJ search
  • flour; sale of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells flour search
  • Mayo, Frederick August; and books for TJ search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s flour search
  • Peyton, Bernard; forwards goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); and goods sent to TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Shadwell mills; flour from search
  • Wood, John Henry; boats of search