Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Bernard Peyton, 1 January 1821

Rich’d 8 Januy 1821

Dr Sir,

Sales 57 Blls: super, 10 fine, & 3 X midlings Flour by B. Peyton
for a/c Mr Thos Jefferson
1821 Rich’d 5 Januy To Lewis Ludlum for Cash in store
57 Blls: super fine Flour at $3 .37½ $172 .12
10 do fine do 3 .12½ 31 .25
 3 do Xmidlings do 2 .25 6 .75
$210 .12
charges
Cash paid on a/c freight $6 .00
Canal Toll $6.67. Drayage $1.38 8 .05
storage $5.12—Inspection $1.28 6 .40
Commission at 2½ pr ct on $210.12 $5 .25 $25 .70
Nett proceeds at Cr Mr T. Jefferson $184 .42

I recd a few days since by Mr Johnsons Boat 64 Blls: your Flour, which was then dull sale at $3 ¼—owing however to the prospect of a freeze, the article became more in request, & I was unable to effect a sale at $3.37 ½, as per a/c sales above, which was the very best I could do with it, & which hope will be satisfactory to you.   Nett proceeds as above, say $184.42, at your credit.

I am favor’d this morning with yours covering a letter to Mr T. Saunders, which shall be delivered as soon as possible—

Your draft favor A. Robinson Esqr of Lynchburg for thirty $30 Dollars has been presented & paid.

With sincere affection Yours

B. Peyton

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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