Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Bernard Peyton, 22 November 1821

Sales 46 Blls: super & 4 fine Hour by B. Peyton for a/c Mr Thomas Jefferson

1821 Richd
20 Novr To Capl—for Cash in store
46 Blls: super fine flour at $6 } $299 .00
4 " fine do " 5.75
Cash pd fght:at 2/6 & Toll at 7d½ $26 .05
Inspection $1, Drayage $1 2 .00
storage $4 & Comssn at 2½ pr Ct $7.47 11 .47 $39 .52
Nett prcds at Cr Th: Jefferson $259 .48

Richd 22d Novr 1821

Dear Sir,

Above I hand you sales your last parcel 50 Blls: Flour at $6, which was the best I could do with it, I postponed a sale for several days, in the hope of an advance, but each mail brings us worse & worse accounts of the article from the Northern markets, particularly New York, which in a great degree governs this, last sales there $6 ¼ @ ⅜ dull—

I recd yesterday your esteemed favor from Bedford, advising of rural dfts, all of which shall be paid when presented, whether due or not, that favor Miss Ellen Randolph was paid on monday last.

Yours very Truely

B. Peyton

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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