Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson’s Order on Bernard Peyton for “George G. Leiper,” 11 April 1822

Order on Bernard Peyton for “George G. Leiper”

Monticello Apr. 11. 22.

Colo Bernard Peyton

Pay to George G. Lieper or order seventy five Dollars for value recieved on account of Sir

your humble servant

Th: Jef[ferson]

Mr Raphael is requested to furnish mr Lieper cash for this.

MS (MHi); written on a half sheet; signature torn to cancel order; adjacent to signature: “Colo Bernard Peyton Richmond.” Enclosed in “George G. Leiper” to TJ, 11 Apr. 1822.

TJ’s financial records indicate that on this day he “Gave order on B. Peyton for 75.D. in favor of George G. Lieper in exchange for his draught on Thos. Lieper & son.” On 12 Apr. 1822 he enclosed the latter in a missing letter to Peyton, recorded in SJL with bracketed notation: “Lieper’s note” (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1385). The draft, which is directed to “Messrs Thos Leiper & Son” and dated Charlottesville, 11 Apr. 1822, is in the hand of “Leiper” and signed by him, and reads “Will please pay to the Order of Bernard Peyton Seventy five Dollars for Value Recd” (MS in MHi, signed on verso by TJ, Peyton, and a representative of Charles C. Watson & Sons, with latter two signatures canceled; Tr in DLC, conjoined with Tr of Peyton to Watson & Sons, 15 Apr. 1822, adjacent to signature: “A Copy,” with the three signatures, on verso, uncanceled).

Index Entries

  • Charles C. Watson & Sons (Philadelphia firm); and draft on Thomas Leiper & Son search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Order on Bernard Peyton for “George G. Leiper” search
  • Leiper, Thomas; and “George G. Leiper” search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and draft on Thomas Leiper & Son search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to accounted for search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Raphael, Isaac; and payments made for TJ search
  • “Leiper, George G.” (pseudonym); TJ’s loan to search