Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Craven Peyton, 5 July 1804

Stump Island July 5th. 1804

Dear Sir

I returned on the 22d of June, the difficulties which I had to encounter was very great by persueing the Mode you nam’d. I accomplished every thing. all the Deeds was on Monday last committed to record together with Isham Hendersons confirmed since he has come of age & recorded. inclosed is James L. Henderons cirtificate sworn to, which testimony leaves nothing in the doubtfull, agreeable to my idea. if the business has been accomplished fully up to your expectations, I shall feal the highest sensations of pleasure & considar my self rewarded in the highest degree, you will please let me no if it is necessary to take any dipositions, Majr. Randolph namd. to me a probability of Mr. Robert Peyton receaveing a commission in the Army. if it woud not be two great an intrusion, I shoud. be much pleased to hiar if there is still a probability.

With Real esteem yr. mst. Obt

C Peyton


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