Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Craven Peyton, 14 February 1821

Monteagle Feby 14th 1821.

Dear Sir

My Necessity is such as to compel me now to call on You, for the Amt between us about $1350—, this I do, with great reluctance fearing it may not be entirely convenient to you, to spare that amt. at this time, owing I suppose to my misfortune, I was not called on at Christmas. As was expected, but the call is made now, & under such circumstances. as to compell me to advance the Money—in a very short time, or forfeit my word & Credit. which I hold more dear then life, Your Draft. on Bernard Peyton at Sixty days woud answer every purpose, & I will know with what pleasure it woud be receavd by him.

with the greatest Respect & Esteem

C. Peyton

D 
1817. Feb. 7. loan  1500.
  Int. to Oct. 26. 1820. 3. 4. 261. days D  c 334. 36
1818. Dec.   1283. ℔ pork @ 8.50 = 109. 05 1834. 36
1820 Apr. 15. a sow sold by E. B. 5.  
Oct. 26. order on B. Peyton 500.   614. 05
1220. 31
1821. Mar. 10. Int. to Mar. 10. 21. 4 mo-12 d 26. 85
1247. 16
700.
547. 16
1817. Mar. 18–29. 4046 ℔ fodder @ 6/ = 40.46  ?

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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