Thomas Jefferson Papers

Gibson & Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, 9 October 1812

From Gibson & Jefferson

Richmond 9th October 1812—


We refer you to ours by last mail, and have at present merely to inform you that since then wheat & flour have been rising, the former is 10/. the latter 9½ Cash for Canal flour and 10$ asked by the millers on time. these prices may be expected to continue, provided no measures are adopted by Congress to put a stop to our present mode of export

With great respect we are 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 15 Oct. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

Gibson & Jefferson’s last letter was probably that of 1 Oct. 1812, not found, recorded in SJL as received from Richmond on 8 Oct. 1812.

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