Thomas Jefferson Papers

Gibson & Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, [before 12 April 1812]

From Gibson & Jefferson

[before 12 Apr. 1812]


We did not write to you by last mail, in consequence of our not having been able to get a purchaser for your Tobacco We have since then disposed of it viz the four worst Hhds to O Philpotts on 60 d/. at 2$ and the two best to J: G: Gamble at 6½$, as we could not obtain what we consider’d the value of the remaining Hhd No 2031, we have requested Mr G, who is purchasing for Mr Leiper to send it on to him and to request him to allow what he considers its value—we have also sold 58 bls S fine & 1 fine flour at 8 & 8½$—the two last loads of 80 bls: being all low qualities are still on hand, —We have made the several remittances mention’d in your letters of the 15th & 29thWith great respect we are

Your obt Servts

Gibson & Jefferson

We had nearly omitted to mention a sale of 34 bls: cross midgs and 3 straight at 7 & 6$ to Mr W: Hancock on 60 d/s—In great haste

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); in Patrick Gibson’s hand; undated; at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 Apr. 1812, but recorded in SJL as received a day later.

TJ evidently replied to this letter on 12 Apr. 1812, which suggests that his conflicting dates of receipt in endorsement and SJL are both erroneous.

Index Entries

  • flour; sale of search
  • Gamble, John Grattan; and TJ’s tobacco search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); flour sold for TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); letters from search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); tobacco sold for TJ search
  • Hancock, Mr. W.; purchases TJ’s flour search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells tobacco search
  • Leiper, Thomas; purchases TJ’s tobacco search
  • Philpotts, Oakley; purchases TJ’s tobacco search
  • tobacco; sale of search