Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 21 February 1822

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 21 Feby 1822

Dear sir,

I have this day forwarded your four Casks Roman Cement, care William D. Fitch at Milton, the Boatman could not be prevailed on to take the Ton of Plaister, but will send it by the first opportunity.

With great respect Dr sir Yours Very Truely

Bernard Peyton

Our Mail from your country, due yesterday at 4 Oclock, has just arrived, & by it I have yours covering Blanks for the renewal of your notes at Bank, & I am on the search for the Boatman who has on the 4 Blls of cement, if he has not gone, will add two Blls: more to the quantity as directed—& if he has gone, will send them by the next opportunity—


RC (MHi); dateline beneath full signature; endorsed by TJ as received 24 Feb. 1822 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with Dft of TJ to Giacomo C. Beltrami, 4 July 1824, on verso; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello Charlottesville”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 21 Feb.

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