Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Bernard Peyton, 29 September 1823

Richd 29 Sepr 1823

My Dear Sir,

I reached Richmond last eveng, & this morng recd yours, advising of having drawn for $200, which was presented about same time, & paid—The other dft. you expect to draw, shall be likewise honor’d.

I was greatly alarmed for you & my other friends, growers of Tobacco, on the 23d Inst::—but discovered the frost was not sufficient to do you harm, & trust we shall now have a spell of fine warm weather, to give time for the safe coming in of the crop—

The Nails Rods have been recd, & shall be disposed of to best advantage, if the person from whom they were purchased, will not exchange them—which I have no idea he will consent to do—they are excessively & rustied & defaced —In great haste—

Yours very Truly

Bernd C Peyton

Wheat 108d 110¢ going down

Flour held at $5¾d [. . .] but no purchasers


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