Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Craven Peyton, 13 December 1819

Monto Dec. 13. 19.

Dear Sir

Your lre of to-day is handd to me just as I am getting on horseback I hd expectd to repay to you in the spring one half of what I owe you, & still hope it if our prodce will bring any price reasonably, my regret is infinite that I cannot discharge the whole and I wd gladly do it & have bn tryg to do it by a sale of either lds or negroes, but such are the times that neither lands negroes nor produce can be sold. under these difficulties I have no hope of being able to pay more than one half in the spring with my regrets for this inability accept the assurces of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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