Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Bernard Peyton, 14 November 1822

Sales 73 Barrels Superfine Flour by Bernard Peyton
for a/c. Mr Th: Jefferson.—
1822 Richd
12th Novembr  To Lewis Ludlam & Co In store at 60 Days
73 Barrels Superfine flour at $6.00 $438 .00
To Cash paid freight 63 Blls: at 2/6 & branding 6¢. $26 .31
Canal toll on 63 Blls: $6.56. Drayage $1.31 7 .87
Storage 73 Blls: $5.84. Inspection $1.46 7 .30
Commission at 2½ pr ct: 10 .95 $52 .43
Nett prcds: at Cr T. J. $385 .57

Bernard Peyton

By N. N. Wilkinson

Richd 14 Nov. 1822

Dear Sir,

Flour is so extremely dull this Fall, that it is scarcely possible to get it off on any terms, was therefore glad to dispose of balance yours, & several other parcels, at $6, sixty days credit, as per a/c sales above—several small sales have recently been made at $5⅞, & I wish it may not get lower, when the River rises to the winter level, & will admit the free passage of Boats up & down.

Mr F. A. Mayo presented me an a/c yesterday, for binding upwards of 30 Volumes for you, instead of 21, as specified in your letter, I declined to pay for more than 21 Vol; which he received, say $15.75, & said he Would write in regard to the balance—if the whole a/c is just, & you direct it, I will pay the balance at any time—

Yours very Truly

B. Peyton

your Wines from Boston are just at Rocketts—


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