Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton, 6 July 1821

Monticello July 6. 21.

Dear Sir

I cannot account for my inattention to furnish you my notes for renewal in the banks. I now send a compleat set of the 5. notes, and will make it a point hereafter to send renewals on the 1st day. of every other month. by adopting a fixed day, I shall not forget. but in case it should escape me, I send you the powers of Attorney to supply it. I hope to recieve immediately my quarterly account from you, to June 30. that I may know where I stand. my mill-tenants lead me into false expectations about sending down my flour, by promising for certain days which they do not observe. hence I give you false expectations as to the time when you will recieve it. I have now between 50 & 100 Bar. in the mill, and which cannot go off until the harvest is over because the boatmen are all engaged in that. [. . .] this is the 7th day of our harvest, and 5. of them have been of constant rain, of which 5. inches have fallen, which is producing a great flood in our river, and keeps me from getting to my mill to try to get off my flour. Ever affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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