Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 22 November 1821

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 22d Novr 1821

Dear Sir,

Above I hand you sales your last parcel 50 Blls: Flour at $6, which was the best I could do with it, I postponed a sale for several days, in the hope of an advance, but each mail brings us worse & worse accounts of the article from the Northern markets, particularly New York, which in a great degree governs this, last sales there $6¼ @ ⅜ dull—

I recd yesterday your esteemed favor from Bedford, advising of several dfts, all of which shall be paid when presented, whether due or not, that favor Miss Ellen Randolph was paid on monday last.

Yours very Truely

B. Peyton

RC (MHi); subjoined to enclosure; endorsed by TJ as received 25 Nov. 1821 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with FC of TJ to Philip S. Physick, 12 Mar. 1824, on verso; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello Charlottesville”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 22 Nov.

Index Entries

  • Coolidge, Ellen Wayles Randolph (TJ’s granddaughter); TJ gives money to search
  • flour; price of search
  • flour; sale of search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • New York (city); flour sales at search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s flour search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search