Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Bernard Peyton, 15 February 1825

Richd 15 Feby 1825

Dr Sir,

I have the pleasure to announce to you the safe arrival of the Competitor, in James River, with the Professors on Board, who we expect up in tomorrow’s Steamboat—I shall expedite & facilitate their movement to Albemarle, all possible, where I have no doubt they are as anxious to arrive, as you are to receive them—

Agreeable to your suggestion, I wrote to the President in Nov. last a polite note asking the favor of the return of such letters as he had recd in my behalf for the office of P. M. here—the other day I recd a letter from him enclosing about half of them, amongst which I do not find yours, so that I suppose the balance are mislaid or lost, as I presume there could be no object whatever in retaining them.

You have no doubt seen, that Q. is our ruler for the next 4 years, a bad omen I fear for the Citizens of the Old Dominion—

With sincere regard Dr Sir
Yours Truly & ever

Bernard Peyton


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