Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton, 12 August 1822

To Bernard Peyton

Monticello Aug. 12. 22.

Dear Sir

Yours of the 5th is recieved announcing the sales of 5. hhds of my tobo. my confidence in you always satisfies me that the sales have been as good as the market would admit. this is one third of the crop, the whole being 15. hhds, and these having netted 8083 ℔ we may presume the whole will nett about 24,000 and will be down without delay.1 I was obliged to draw on you on the 9th2 in favor of Wolfe & Raphael 180.D. and of John Rogers 93.33 D both of which draughts probably go by the present [m]ail. will you be so good as to send me 4. barrels of Roman [c]ement by the first boats. ever & affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of John Taylor to TJ, 25 Mar. 1821; torn at seal; at foot of text: “Colo Peyton”; endorsed by TJ.

TJ’s financial records indicate that the draft in favor of wolfe & raphael was “for groceries & cash,” while that for john rogers was “for 30. Barrels corn @ 3.D. and 10. b. oats @ 2/” (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 , 2:1388).

1Preceding six words interlined.

2Reworked from “10th.”

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • building materials; cement, Roman search
  • cement; Roman search
  • corn; TJ buys search
  • currency; for TJ search
  • food; oats search
  • groceries; purchased by TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells tobacco search
  • oats; purchased by TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s tobacco search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); tobacco grown at search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Richmond, Va.; TJ’s tobacco sold at search
  • Rogers, John (of Albemarle Co.); TJ pays search
  • tobacco; grown at Poplar Forest search
  • tobacco; sale of search
  • Wolfe & Raphael (Charlottesville firm); TJ pays search