Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: Thomas Jefferson’s Account with Bernard Peyton for Flour Sales, 18 October 1821


Account with Bernard Peyton for Flour Sales

Sales 41 Blls: super fine Flour by Bernd Peyton for Mr Th: Jefferson

1821 Richd
18 Octor To Luke & Sizer for Cash on the Basin 41 Barrels super fine flour at $5.50 } $225.50
Cash pd fght: at 2/6, & Toll at 7½ d $21.35
Inspection at 2¢ & Comssn at 2½ pr Ct 6.46 27.81
Nett prcds: at Ct Th: Jefferson  $197.69


MS (MHi); entirely in Peyton’s hand; covering letter subjoined; undated; with calculations by TJ at foot of text dividing $197.69 by 41 and arriving at a net price of $4.82 per barrel of flour.

e.e.: “Errors Excepted.”

Index Entries

  • flour; price of search
  • flour; sale of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells flour search
  • Lucke & Sizer (Richmond firm); buys TJ’s flour search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; account with TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s flour search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search