Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Craven Peyton, 8 October 1819

Monto Oct. 8. 19.

Dr Sir

I do not remember that a word was said the other day on the subject of cruelty to slaves. if I said any thing it must have been of small consideration but I can assure you I never heard nor had a suspicion as to yourself on that subject. the key I touched on with Genl Taylor was federalism, not recollecting he was a federalist. I was too hasty in offering you the horse, whom I could not part with until I knew I could get another which I had in my eye; nor do I think I should take less for him then 1200.D. I write under great sufference from colic & rheumatism & can only add the assurance of my great esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

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