Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Craven Peyton, 25 October 1807

Washington Oct. 25. 07.

Dr Sir

Your favor of the 16th. was recieved by the last post. it is quite out of my power to be a purchaser of land. nobody is more puzzled to make both ends meet, and I fear at the close of my office I shall find I have not done so. it will be as convenient for me that mr Bacon should recieve corn from you as money: but you must be so good as to inform him yourself what he is to recieve from you & what from Johnson, & that it will remain in account between you & me, for he knows nothing of the existing trust.

I was in hopes to have seen you while I was at home, and to have communicated with you verbally on that part of your letter of Aug. 9. which I did not answer. I shall be glad to learn from you whether the right of Lewis & Henderson has been purchased, it being interesting to me to have that property all consoliated in my own hands. your information on this subject will oblige me. I salute you with esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

P.S. mr Joseph Cabell wishes to purchase land in our neighborhood and very possibly would buy yours


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