Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 4 March 1822

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 4 Mar: 22

Dear sir,

I have been all anxiety to get your Corks off, but there has not been a Waggon down, that I have been able to see or hear of, since I recd your order—to=day I have met with Johnson, who promises to take charge of them: I have pressed him to take your Plaister also, but I fear he will not.—I find greater difficulty in getting loading1 taken up by Boats this season than I have ever known before.

Your Books from Balto: are not yet to hand, or heard from, the Vessel is surely not yet detained by Ice—

I hope to see you at Monticello tomorrow week, mean time, remain,

Yours very truely

B. Peyton

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Mar. 1822 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with Dft of TJ to Robert Walsh, 26 June 1824, on verso; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello Charlottesville”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 4 Mar.

1Manuscript: “boading.”

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • building materials; plaster search
  • corks; TJ orders search
  • household articles; corks search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Johnson, Mr. (boatman); transports goods search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Peyton, Bernard search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and books for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and corks for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; plans to visit Monticello search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Richmond, Va.; wagon carriage to and from search
  • wagons; transport goods to and from Richmond search
  • weather; ice search