From John Gibson
Pittsburg Jany. 12th 1798.
I this moment have Been honoured with yours of the 31st. Ulto. But having just returned from the Country and the post Being to set out in a few minutes, I am prevented from giving you the Information you require, you may rest Assured of my making Every Inquiry of other persons, and giving you a full detail of the whole transaction by the next post.
In the Mean time, permit me to Assure you that, I am Dear Sir, with sincere Respect your most Obedient humble Servt.
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “The Honble. T. Jefferson Esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 21 Jan. 1798 and so recorded in SJL.