Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton, 7 December 1821

To Bernard Peyton

Monticello Dec. 7. 21.

Dear Sir

I send you my notes for renewal by anticipation as usual. and request you to send me some more blanks. I drew on you yesterday in favor of Wolfe and Raphael for 75.D. and shall forward flour to you as fast as I can get the mill to deliver it, and in time I hope to keep you in funds to meet Bowling’s order before it is presented. in the mean while I am considerably at a loss to know how things stand, as you did not forward me my quarterly account to Oct. 31. as usual, which I should be glad to recieve now. ever & affectionately1


Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL with additional bracketed notation: “notes.” Enclosures not found.

On 5 Dec. 1821 TJ recorded drawing on Peyton in favor of the Charlottesville firm of wolfe and raphael for $75 in cash received (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 , 2:1381).

1Manuscript: “affectionetely.”

Index Entries

  • Bowling, James; and TJ’s debt to L. Bowling search
  • Bowling, Lewis; TJ’s debt to search
  • currency; for TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to L. Bowling search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; account with TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s bank notes search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s flour search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Shadwell mills; flour mill at search
  • Wolfe & Raphael (Charlottesville firm); TJ pays search