Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton, 3 January 1822

To Bernard Peyton

Monticello Jan. 3. 22.

Dear Sir

Our river has been so blocked up with ice that the boats could not run till now. the day before yesterday Wood’s boats took off 50. barrels of flour for me, which will be followed as fast as I can effect between the difficulties of the mill and boats.—mr James Pleasants informed me some days ago that he had in his hands for me a sum of something upwards of 100.D. which on the 26th ult. I desired him to have paid into your hands. altho’ these two supplies will not bring me even with you, I am obliged to request you to remit for me to mr Henry A. S. Dearborne Collector of Boston 78. D 23 c duties freight Etc for articles recd for me from France. as the greater part has been advanced by him, it is a debt of honor to be replaced immediately. from him I expect you have recieved for me by this time 25. boxes of wines Etc. also a box of books from mr Thompson of Newyork sent to him from Paris for me, and another from London arrived in Baltimore & forwarded to you by mr McCulloch. these may all come by Wood’s boats the foreman of which I am told is quite trusty. I hope by next mail to recieve my account to Dec. 31. I salute you with affection and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of portion of a reused address cover from Thomas Mann Randolph to TJ; at foot of text: “colo Peyton”; endorsed by TJ. Mistakenly recorded in SJL as a letter of 2 Jan. 1822.

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammell; as Boston customs collector search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • McCulloch, James Hugh (father of James H. McCulloh); collector at Baltimore search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; account with TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and books for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and payments to TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s flour search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and wine for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Pleasants, James; and W. Ronald’s estate search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour shipped to search
  • Rivanna River; ice on search
  • Ronald, William; estate of search
  • Shadwell mills; flour mill at search
  • taxes; customs search
  • Thompson, Jonathan; as collector at New York search
  • weather; effect on shipping search
  • weather; ice search
  • wine; sent to TJ search
  • Wood, William (d. ca.1822); boats of search