Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton, 29 August 1822, with Jefferson’s Note

To Bernard Peyton, with Jefferson’s Note

Monticello Aug. 29. 22.

Dear Sir

I find that in my letter of Yesterday I omitted to notice the paragraph in yours which promised me a visit from judge Greene and yourself. nothing can give me greater pleasure than such a visit. altho not personally acquainted with the judge, I have been taught to revere him for every good quality, and to consider him as one of the sheet anchors of our republican bark. I shall be at home all September, & ready to recieve the visit with distinguished Welcome. present1 me to him with all respect, and accept for yourself the assurance of my affectionate esteem.

Th: Jefferson

[Note by TJ at foot of PoC:]

wrote P.S. for 3. bundles 150 ℔ spike-iron by 1st waggon.

RC (CtY: Franklin Collection); lacking postscript (trimmed); adjacent to signature: “Colo Peyton.” PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of DeWitt Clinton to TJ, 26 Mar. 1821; endorsed by TJ.

1Manuscript: “prent.”

Index Entries

  • Green, John Williams; TJ on search
  • Green, John Williams; visits Monticello search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Green, John Williams search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Peyton, Bernard search
  • naileries; nail-rod and iron stock search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and nail-rod for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; letters to search
  • Peyton, Bernard; plans to visit Monticello search
  • Richmond, Va.; wagon carriage to and from search
  • wagons; transport goods to and from Richmond search