Thomas Jefferson Papers

Gibson & Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, 30 January 1812

From Gibson & Jefferson

Richmond 30th Jany 1812.


Your letter of the 5th Inst relative to your crops of flour and Tobacco, we observe was replied to by Mr Ligon on the 9th: we regret we did not sooner notice the quotations he gave you of the prices of the latter as we do not consider them applicable to such a crop as yours, but merely for small crops or scattering Hhds picked up at the Warehouses, we should have no doubt of obtaining your limits provided the quality has not been overrated, some small select parcels have been sold at $7 which is the highest we have yet heard of, it will be very material to have it down as soon as possible, as every one is anxious to make immediate shipments— You must have misunderstood the information given to you by Mr Jefferson as to the price at which your crop sold last year in this place—it was shipp’d by Mr Rutherfoord and Mr Mutter who bought it of Mr Harrison in a parcel of 200 Hhds at 9$—

We are with respect

Sir Your obt Servts

Gibson & Jefferson

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); in Patrick Gibson’s hand; at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 Feb. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

SJL records missing letters from TJ to Gibson & Jefferson of 2 Jan. 1812 and of the 5th inst. Letters from the firm to TJ of 2 Jan. 1812 and of the 9th, not found, are both recorded in SJL as received from Richmond on 12 Jan. 1812.

Index Entries

  • flour; price of search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); letters from search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); letters from accounted for search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); letters to accounted for search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); tobacco sold for TJ search
  • Harrison, Samuel Jordan; buys tobacco from TJ search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); sells TJ’s tobacco search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells tobacco search
  • Ligon, James; clerk for Gibson & Jefferson search
  • Mutter, Mr. search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; tobacco prices at search
  • Rutherfoord, Thomas; purchases tobacco search
  • tobacco; price of in Richmond search