Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Gibson & Jefferson, 27 May 1800

From Gibson & Jefferson

Richmond May 27th. 1800


Inclosed are accounts of 16 barrels Herring & 6 loaves Sugar forwarded by A: Rowe as pr Receipt above—Mr: Darmsdatt assures us that the herrings are good—We cannot get any Center at present in town, but understand, that some is expected in a few days—when we shall forward you a dozen bottles—

We are respectfully Sir Your obt Servts.

Gibson & Jefferson

RC (MHi); in Patrick Gibson’s hand; with receipt (see note below) conjoined immediately below dateline; addressed: “Thos. Jefferson Esquire Monticello,” with notation: “Both 16 barrels & 1 bundle pr A Row”; endorsed by TJ as received 21 June and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures not found.

Pr receipt above: Gibson included, on the same sheet as the letter above, a copy of the receipt from Anderson Row, indicating that he had received 16 barrels of fish and a bag containing 6 loaves of sugar from Gibson & Jefferson for delivery to “Thos Jefferson Esqr. at Milton he paying carriage for the same.” Payments for the herring and sugar, along with the transportation costs, are recorded in Statement of Account with Gibson & Jefferson, 15 Jan. 1801.

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