Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 21 March 1822

From Bernard Peyton

Rich’d 21 Mar: 1822

Dear Sir,

Your dft: favor S. Garland for $231, was presented & paid this day, with the addition of $19.86 interest from 12 Octr “20.”—say in all $250.86, which is at your debit.

My clerk informs me your Books from Balto: were fordd on the 18th: Inst:, by a careful Waggoner to the care of Jas Leitch Esqe of Charlottesville: for the future your small articles will be sent to the care of Messrs: Wolfe & Raphael of that place, being more convenient to the road.

I will write to Mr Pleasants by this day’s mail on the subject you mentioned to me, & when I have recd his reply, will advise you accordingly.

With sincere regard Dr sir Yours very Truely

B. Peyton

Flour $5⅞ @ 5¾

Wheat 6/6 @ 6/9

Tobacco $5¾ @ 10 general sales, 1 Hhd: $13

P.S.  After writing the above I recd the within notice, which I send, lest a copy of it may not have been forwarded to you. The Banks are alarmed at the rate of exchange, & have not only ceased to discount new, but have commenced a curtail upon the old paper


RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 23 Mar. 1822 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with Dft of TJ to James Monroe, 25 Aug. 1824, on verso; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello Charlottesville”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 21 Mar.

Index Entries

  • banks; in Va. search
  • Farmers’ Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • flour; price of search
  • Garland, Samuel; and TJ’s debt to Mr. Hawkins search
  • Hawkins, Mr.; TJ buys horses from search
  • horses; TJ buys search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to Mr. Hawkins search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Farmers’ Bank of Virginia search
  • Leitch, James; and packages for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and books for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and payments to TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s loan from Farmers’ Bank of Virginia search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Pleasants, James; and W. Ronald’s estate search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; tobacco prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; wagon carriage to and from search
  • Richmond, Va.; wheat prices in search
  • Ronald, William; estate of search
  • tobacco; price of in Richmond search
  • Virginia; banks in search
  • Virginia; exchange rates in search
  • wagons; transport goods to and from Richmond search
  • wheat; price of in Richmond search
  • Wolfe & Raphael (Charlottesville firm); and packages for TJ search