Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 5 August 1822

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 5 Augt ”22.

Dear Sir,

I recd some, days ago five Hh’ds your Bedford Tobacco, & finding the River so very low as to render it doubtful when the balance could reach here, tho’t it best to dispose of those, without waiting for the balance, as this is the shipping season, & not much time to be lost.—I have done so & enclose ℀ sales here with, which I hope will be satisfactory

With great respect Dr sir Yours very Truly

B. Peyton

New  Wheat  7/3 declining
Flour $6¼ do

RC (MHi); dateline beneath signature, with postscript adjacent to signature and dateline; endorsed by TJ as received 8 Aug. 1822 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with Dft of TJ to Peyton, 29 Apr. 1825, on verso; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello Charlottesville”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 5 Aug.

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  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • flour; price of search
  • James River; water level of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells tobacco search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s tobacco search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); tobacco grown at search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; TJ’s tobacco sold at search
  • Richmond, Va.; wheat prices in search
  • tobacco; sale of search
  • wheat; price of in Richmond search