Thomas Jefferson Papers

N. N. Wilkinson (for Bernard Peyton) to Thomas Jefferson, 3 July 1822, with Jefferson’s Notes

From N. N. Wilkinson (for Bernard Peyton), with Jefferson’s Notes

Richmond July 3d 1822

Dr sr

By Mr Harlow’s boats you will receive, 4 Blls. herrings, 2 Bundles 20d nail rods 2 do. 8d & 61 Bundles of the sizes between making in all 10 Bundles—if delivered in good order pay frght: as customary—

Your Obd: Sevt
B Peyton
By  N. N. Wilkinson

P.S. I could find no Shad but those with heads on, I therefore bought none—

[Notes by TJ on verso:]

100 XXd 4 000
100. VIII 10,000
300 X to XVI. 19,000
the dam will take 2,400
June 20. 22.  I asked
2. bundles  8d
2 20d
6. intermediate

RC (MHi); entirely in Wilkinson’s hand; notes and an additional evidently unrelated calculation in TJ’s hand on verso; postscript adjacent to closing and signatures; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello pr Mr Harlow”; endorsed by TJ as a letter from Peyton received 15 July 1822 and so recorded in SJL.

1Reworked from “3.”

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • building materials; nails search
  • dams; on Rivanna River search
  • fish; herring search
  • fish; shad search
  • food; herring search
  • food; shad search
  • Harlow, Brice; boats of search
  • Harlow, Brice; delivers letter search
  • herring; sent to TJ search
  • naileries; nail-rod and iron stock search
  • nails; as building material search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and fish for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and nail-rod for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Rivanna River; dams on search
  • shad; TJ orders search
  • Shadwell mills; dam at search
  • Wilkinson, N. N.; as clerk for B. Peyton search
  • Wilkinson, N. N.; letter from search