Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Bernard Peyton, 9 April 1821

Rich’d 9 April 1821

Dear Sir,

I have been duely favor’d with your two letters of the 3d & 6th: of this Inst.—the first covering blank notes for the renewal of yours at the two Banks, which were in full time—

On Friday last I recd your stone Ware & forwarded the Hh’d containing it immediately by Brice Harlon’s Boat for Milton, & hope it will reach you safely:—the maker represents the Ware as excellent, & informs me he put in several over the 50 ordered, as well as two handsome Water Pitchers, which he offers to you as a complement, charging nothing for them.

I forwarded on Wednesday last by Gilmore’s Boat a Box to your address received a few days before from Petersburg: and also send this day by a careful Waggoner, six Gross the best Velvet Cocks I could find in the place, to be left with James Leitch Esqe Charlottesville—all of which I wish safe to hand.

Mr Johnson has just arrived with twenty one Barrels your Flour from shadwell Mills, which shall be sold as soon as possible after the snow & rain has ceased to fall, of which you shall be duely advised with a/c sales: present price of super fine Flour $3.50.

Very respectfully

Bernard Peyton

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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