Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton, 7 February 1822

To Bernard Peyton

Monticello Feb. 7. 22.

Dear Sir

I recieved yesterday the inclosed bills of District banks amounting to 53.D. from a debtor from whom I feared I should get nothing better. they will not pass here, but I expect they can be disposed of with you, which I pray you to do and place to my credit. strange that I hear nothing of my books from Baltimore. will you be so good as to send me a ton of plaister in the lump, and 4. Barrels of Roman cement by Johnson’s boats of preference if there, if not then by Wood’s or any others. the cement you know is sold by mr Andrew Smith.

your’s affectionately

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Clarkson Crolius to TJ, 29 Nov. 1819; at foot of text: “Colo Peyton”; endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL with additional bracketed notation: “53.D.”

Index Entries

  • banks; currency issued by search
  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • building materials; cement, Roman search
  • building materials; plaster search
  • cement; Roman search
  • currency; paper search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Johnson, Mr. (boatman); transports goods search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and books for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and payments to TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Smith, Andrew; and cement search
  • Wood, John Henry; boats of search