Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 7 January 1822

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 7 Jany 1822

Dear sir

I am favor’d this morning with yours of the 3d curt & observe contents.

It will afford me great pleasure to make the remittance of $78.23, to Genl Dearborne of Boston as you desire, without loss of time, & my last will apprise you, that the Wine & Oil have been recd & forwarded on to you—I hope by this they are all safe to hand.—   I have recd no package from Balto: or New York for you lately, when they arrive, will dispatch them as quick as possible.—

The Flour you speak of, has not yet arrived, & I immagine the Ice will prevent it for some time, neither1 have I recd the $100 mentioned in yours from Mr Pleasants.

To day your dft: favor James Boling for $326.25 with intst: since 16 Novr last was presented & paid, amounting, with the interest, to $329.08, which is a debit in addition to the balance shewn on your ℀ current rendd up to the 31 ulto:, by the last Mail.

With great respect Dr sir
Your assured fd

B. Peyton

The Medal mentioned in my last is deliverd to Mr T. J. Randolph, who will convey it to you

RC (MHi); dateline beneath signature; endorsed by TJ as received 10 Jan. 1822 and so recorded in SJL.

james boling: James Bowling. Peyton’s account with TJ sent by the last mail, not found, was likely enclosed in a missing letter from Peyton to TJ of 31 Dec. 1821, which TJ recorded in SJL as received 3 Jan. 1822 from Richmond.

1Manuscript: “nether.”

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Bowling, James; and TJ’s debt to L. Bowling search
  • Bowling, Lewis; TJ’s debt to search
  • Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammell; as Boston customs collector search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to L. Bowling search
  • medals; honoring H. F. X. de Belsunce de Castelmoron search
  • medals; sent to TJ search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • oil; olive search
  • olives; oil search
  • Peyton, Bernard; account with TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s flour search
  • Peyton, Bernard; forwards goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from accounted for search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (1792–1875) (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and medal for TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Rivanna River; ice on search
  • wine; sent to TJ search