Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Bernard Peyton, 4 October 1824

Sales of Fifty Barrels  flour by Bernard Peyton
for a/c Thomas Jefferson Esqr—
1824 Richd
4 Octo:  To Mr Treadwell for Cash on Basin—
49 Barrels Superfine flour at $4⅞ $238.87
 1 do. Fine do.   4.50
Canal Toll $5.20 Inspection $1.– $6.20
Commission at 2½ ⅌ Cent 6.08 $12.28
Nett prcds at cr T. J. $231.09
Bernard Peyton
N. N. Wilkinson

Richd 4th: October 1824

Dear Sir,

Above I hand a/c sales your fifty Barrels Flour, recd this morning, & sold on Basin Bank.

Agreeable to the request contained in yours of the 29 ulto:, recd last evening, have this day procured a bill on London, for £112.10, at a premium of 9½ pr Ct, which is ½ under the New York price, & transmitted the first, in your letter to Saml Williams of London, the second in a letter to him, from myself, & the third you will find under cover herewith, to yourself—this bill you will observe netts $500 in London—

I have also by this days mail forwarded a check to Jonathan Thompson, Collector of New York, for ten dollars sixty four Cents, $10.64 Dolls:, on your a/c, & deposited in Branch Bank of the United States here, $33 Dolls:, to credit of Edd Bacon, a certificate of which will be found under cover—all which hope will be agreeable to you, & the several sums here mentioned are at your debit in a/c, as well as your dft. favor Jas Leitch, & those in favor several other persons—

The Books from New York were recd & forwarded to Jacobs & Raphael, at Charlottesville, before rect of yours covering bill of lading

Very respectfully Dr sir Yours very Truly

Bernard Peyton


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