Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 16 May 1822

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 16 May 1822

Dear sir,

I was favor’d with yours on the subject your curtail, & the dft: of $250, which appeared yesterday, & was paid—

The curtail of $500 was due this day, & I was obliged to get the favor of the Directors to suspend it till your1 $2,500 note2 falls due there, which will be in a few days, when I told them it should be paid.—The Cashier informed me it would be likely that a further sum of $250 would be asked on the $2500, as the $500 was intended to come off the $4000, & ten pr cent, or little upwards, is about the curtail they have ordered on each note—

I have not been able to get the money from the Literary fund yet for Jefferson, because unfortunately the deed of trust & Bond were represented in the former, to be of “even date,” when in fact, one was dated on the 22d & the other the 29th Apl, so that one or the other must be altered—I have sent both back to him, since when I have heard nothing from him—

I was without a note for the renewal of your $4,000, & was obliged3 to resort to your power of Atty, which shews the necessity of its existence—in haste—

With great respect Dr sir Yours very Truly.

B. Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 21 May 1822 and so recorded in SJL. RC (ViU: TJP-ER); address cover only; with MS of Valuation of Poplar Forest Slaves by Richard Walker and Joel Yancey, [Jan. 1823], on verso; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Poplar Forrest near Lynchburg”; stamp canceled; franked; postmarked Richmond, 16 May.

The cashier of the Farmers’ Bank of Virginia was William Nekervis. For Thomas Jefferson Randolph’s deed of trust & bond, see note to Peyton to TJ, 15 Apr. 1822.

1Manuscript: “yourr.”

2Manuscript: “not.”

3Manuscript: “abliged.”

Index Entries

  • Farmers’ Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Farmers’ Bank of Virginia search
  • Literary Fund; and loan to T. J. Randolph search
  • Nekervis, William; as cashier of Farmers’ Bank of Virginia search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and T. J. Randolph’s loan from Va. Literary Fund 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
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (1792–1875) (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and loan from Va. Literary Fund search