Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 19 August 1822

From Bernard Peyton

Richd 19 August 1822

Dear Sir

The balance of your Tobacco is now all here, say ten Hhds:, in addition to the five before advised of, & will be sold tomorrow—by the next mail you will receive the ℀ sales

The River is so extremely low, that Boats can scarcely pass, particularly up the Rivanna, this has prevented my sending earlier, the stone Ware left with, & pd for by me, to Richd Randolph, for you, & will probably prevent the 4 Casks Roman Cement, ordered, from reaching you soon by that mode of conveyance, the first that offers however shall be embraced—

Your dfts: to W. & Raphael & Rogers,1 advised of, have neither appeared, when they do, the money will be paid.

Your favor of the 16th:, Reached me this morning, covering blanks for the renewal of your notes at Bank, which shall be attended to.   I am sorry there should have been a doubt, even for a moment, on your mind, about the $330 entry in my last ℀ current, & am pleased you have mentioned it:—on reference to your ℀ rendered up to the 1st of April, you will find, that you have credit, on the 27th March, for $326.48, being the nett proceeds of the $330 note now in question, which was discounted on that day, & fell due on 28th May, when it was taken up by me, & properly entered to your debit the same date—

Judge Green & myself have it in contemplation to visit you, from the 1st to the 10th: next month,2 provided it suits your annual visit to Bedford, which we would not on any account interfere with, but would make it to suit your convenience, at a later period.—Judge G. is anxious to form an acquaintance with the person he has ever most admired & reverenced, politically, & in his public character generally, & I am persuaded you will be pleased with him, as a man of Roman virtue, fine Talents & character, but of most unsightly appearance—

With sincere regard Dr sir Yours very Truly

Bernd Peyton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 23 Aug. 1822 and so recorded in SJL.

w. & raphael was the Charlottesville firm of Wolfe & Raphael.

1Manuscript: “Roges.”

2Manuscript: “next Mo: month.”

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • building materials; cement, Roman search
  • cement; Roman search
  • Green, John Williams; friendship with B. Peyton search
  • Green, John Williams; visits Monticello search
  • household articles; earthenware search
  • James River; water level of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells tobacco search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Green, John Williams search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Peyton, Bernard search
  • Peyton, Bernard; account with TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s bank notes search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s tobacco search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; on J. W. Green search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; plans to visit Monticello search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Randolph, Richard; and earthenware for TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Rivanna River; water level of search
  • Rogers, John (of Albemarle Co.); TJ pays search
  • tobacco; sale of search
  • Wolfe & Raphael (Charlottesville firm); TJ pays search