Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 8 July 1822

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 8 July 1822

Dear Sir

The above articles were forwarded several days ago by Brice Harlow’s Boat, & hope they will reach you safely, there is not a Bll: of nice clipd shad in the place, they have been quite scarce and very dear1 all the spring—as I could not get them really good, tho’t it best to send none—   The Nail Rods were the best assorted I could find in the place, they are also scarce—

I recd to=day a small Box seeds from New York for you, which shall go by the first good opportunity—there are however no Waggons at present—   Nothing yet recd from Petersburg or from F. A. Mayo for you—

Yours very Truly

B. Peyton

RC (MHi); subjoined to enclosure; endorsed by TJ as received 11 July 1822 and so recorded in SJL.

By clipd, Peyton most likely meant headless and preserved.

1Manuscript: “deer.”

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • books; binding of for TJ search
  • fish; shad search
  • food; shad search
  • Harlow, Brice; boats of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; binding of books search
  • Mayo, Frederick August; binds books for TJ search
  • naileries; nail-rod and iron stock search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and books for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and fish for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and nail-rod for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • seeds; sent to TJ search
  • shad; TJ orders search
  • wagons; mentioned search