Thomas Jefferson Papers

Gibson & Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, 2 March 1812

From Gibson & Jefferson

Richmond 2nd March 1812


we send you by mr. Johnson a Hhd of molasses— 10 Bus Burnett Seed the quarter Cask wine & 2 Boxes recd from Alexandria— a Bag of Corks & 12lb of almonds to serve untill we can [send]1 the bag ( which was recd from Alexandria2) which was by mistake put into a waggon with some other things & Sent to Lunenburg—


Gibson & Jefferson
per James Ligon

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); in Ligon’s hand; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello” by “mr Johnson”; endorsed by TJ as a letter from Gibson & Jefferson received 8 Mar. 1812, but recorded in SJL as received from the firm two days earlier.

1Omitted word editorially supplied.

2Manuscript: “Alexandia.”

Index Entries

  • almonds; sent to TJ search
  • boats; transfer goods to and from Richmond search
  • burnet search
  • corks; sent to TJ search
  • food; almonds search
  • food; molasses search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and food acquired by TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and household articles acquired by TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and seeds acquired by TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); letters from search
  • household articles; corks search
  • Johnson, William (waterman); transports goods from Richmond search
  • Ligon, James; clerk for Gibson & Jefferson search
  • molasses; provided to TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; boats transfer goods to and from search
  • seeds; burnet search
  • wine; sent to TJ search