Bernard Peyton to Thomas Jefferson Randolph

Dear Jefferson,

Yours of the 21st: is now before me, covg a blank for Col Randolph’s note due thursdy next at Farmers Bank, which shall be put in in good time.

I have pd P. N. Nicholas T. & Magruders dft: on me, in your favor, for $360, & also $3.25, on your a/c, the cost of protest, which is at your debit—

I have known little or nothing of Col R’s affairs recently, & did not know he had such a note, as the one protested, until I was told of it by the Notary Public—I only endorse one, of $1600, at Va Bank, which of course I see every 60 Days, all the balance he attends to himself—he is not yet back from New York & probably will not be before the meeting of the Assembly, when his certificate should be here, which possibly he has already obtained.

Flour has given way a little, since Spain has surrendered & I quote it now at $5⅝, but little doing in it, wheat 106 & declining, Tobacco $3½@8 looking down & accounts from abroad dreadful

Tell Margaret I shall attend to her message soon—present me affecly to all your concern & believe me in haste—

Your fd [Truly?]
Bernd Peyton
RC (ViU: Thomas Jefferson and Randolph Family Papers, Mss 9828); dateline beneath signature; addressed: “Thomas J. Randolph Esq Tufton near Milton”; stamped; postmarked Richmond, 24 Nov.; endorsed by Randolph: “Peyton Bernard Nov 24. 1823.”