Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson Randolph

Dear Randolph

Owing to the negligence of my clerk (which I believe is unexampled) you have forwarded 42½ Tons Plaister instead of 35 as you wished which I hope will make no difference with you—the error was committed by not examining1 what had been sent until it was too late, the parcel was large & I suppose he tho’t he never could get thro’ it—

I will furnish Miss Nicholas with any amount of funds she may wish on Mr Randolph

let me hear from you on the subject of the Plaister—there is a quadrat now on the way up to you—In great haste

Your friend most truly
B. Peyton

Four blank Notes are all safely to hand & money scarcer here than ever it has been since I have known the place—failures very frequent & I fear will be more & more as daily—

RC (ViU: Randolph Family Papers, Mss 6225); bottom edge torn; addressed: “Thos J. Randolph Esqr Milton”; endorsed by Randolph: “[Peyton Bernard?] April 27. 1818”; stamped; postmarked Richmond, 27 Apr.
1Manuscript: “examing.”