Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Bernard Peyton, 16 May 1822

Richd 16 May 1822

Dear Sir,

I was favor’d with yours on the subject your curtail, & the dft: of $250, which appeared yesterday, & was paid—

The curtail of $500 was due this day, & I was obliged to get the favor of the Directors to suspend it till your $2,500 note falls due there, which will be in a few days, when I told them it should be paid.—The Cashier informed me it would be likely that a further sum of $250 would be asked on the $2500, as the $500 was intended to come off the $4000, & ten pr cent, or little upwards, is about the curtail they have ordered on each note—

I have not been able to get the money from the Literary fund yet for Jefferson, because unfortunately the deed of trust & Bond were represented in the former, to be of “new date”, when in fact, one was dated on the 22d, & the other the 29th Apl, so that one or the other recent be altered—I have sent both back to him, since when I have heard nothing from him—

I was without a note for the renewal of your $4,000, & was obliged to resort to your power of Atty, which shews the necessity of its existence—in haste—

With great respect Dr sir Yours very Truly.

B. Peyton


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