Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton, 28 August 1822

To Bernard Peyton

Monticello Aug. 28. 22.

Dear sir

At the time of writing my letter of the 16th I expected I was wrong as to the 330.D. and had I thought of looking to the preceding quarterly account, I should have seen that I was wrong.1 however all is now right: I inclose you a check on the Farmer’s bank for 1059. D 66 C which please to recieve and place to my credit in your account. I shall within a few days have to draw on this deposit as well as on the fund of my tobacco, which will be enlarged by shipments of flour by the first tide, our wheat being actually in the mill and it’s grinding to commence tomorrow. I mention this as supplementory for meeting the draughts I shall make and paying up your balance.

I must ask the favor of you to send me 8 boxes of tin by the first waggon, as we are now waiting for it. also to send me by the first boat from mr Andrew Smith a box to contain 50. panes of glass 12. by 18.I. and 50. panes 12.I. square.

affectionately Yours

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on reused blank sheet with a wax seal; at foot of text: “Colo Peyton”; endorsed by TJ.

TJ describes the enclosed check, not found, in his financial records for 3 Sept. 1822: “about Aug. 27. I recd. from Th:J. Randolph as exr. of W. C. Nicholas a check on the Farmer’s bank at Richmond for 1059.67 for which I am accountable to that estate” (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).

1Omitted period at right margin editorially supplied.

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • building materials; tin search
  • building materials; window glass search
  • Farmers’ Bank of Virginia (Richmond); orders on search
  • flour; shipment of search
  • glass, window; TJ orders search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from W. C. Nicholas’s estate search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells flour search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells tobacco search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); estate of search
  • Peyton, Bernard; account with TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s flour search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s tobacco search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (1792–1875) (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and W. C. Nicholas’s estate search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour shipped to search
  • Shadwell mills; flour mill at search
  • Smith, Andrew; and glass for TJ search
  • tin; TJ buys search
  • tobacco; sale of search
  • wagons; transport goods to and from Richmond search
  • wheat; ground at Shadwell mills search