Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Bernard Peyton, 23 October 1820

Rich’d 23d Octobr 1820

Dear Sir,

I am in rect this morning your esteemed favor covering J. W. Eppes’s draft on the Virga Bank for thirty five hundred $3,500 dollars payable to my order, which is drawn & at your credit, & will be paid to your orders as fast as called for—In the last three or four days have paid several small drafts of yours to various persons—

I have met with the half of a delightful double Gloucester Cheese, which I have had carefully put up for you, & only wait to forward it, to be informed whether it shall go to Monticello or Poplar Forrest—I beg you will accept it, & am sorry I could not obtain the whole—

You did not mention in your last whether the Harpsichord strings had reached you safely, & whether they would answer.

With great respect & regard Dr Sir Yours very Truely

B. Peyton

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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