Thomas Jefferson Papers

Gibson & Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, 13 January 1813

From Gibson & Jefferson

Richmond 13th January 1813


We hand you inclosed your Account Currt to the 31st Ulto balanced by $3301.90 at your debit since then we have paid a draft of Chas Simms of Alexa for $15.95, being chas on articles shipp’d for you by him— Your bond to B: Griffin for $700 chargeable with interest from June and payable at our counting room in December, we took up (partly to accommodate T: Gwathmey and likewise considering it would be more convenient to yourself) by giving our note payable on the 11th Feby for $726.25 which includes the interest to that date— We have lately had further offers made us for Mazzei’s lots—Whitlock is willing to give $25. pr foot front, which is about 130 to 132 feet, (it may be a few feet more or less as there has been much irregularity in laying off the lots) this is at 60 & 90d/—Mr Abbott offers 26$ by paying $1000 Cash—Mr Monroe’s note or a dft on him, we do not recollect which for $900 and the balance in six months—there is still another who wishes to purchase, but has not yet given his proposals, under these circumstances we should think it adviseable to have it set up to the highest bidder, as the only correct mode of ascertaining its value, we have no hesitation in giving it as our opinion that a sale should be made, as notwithstanding the repairs made by Mrs Richardson by agreement with our G:J: the house is in a ruinous state and the fences daily disappearing, no money has yet been obtain’d for rent, as a settlement with Mrs R: has not yet been effected, the taxes have also increased considerably—they are now $19.20 pr An: on your own lot they are 6¾$ We shall wait your instructions in which you will be pleased to state the terms of payment— None of your flour has yet been received the present prices are from 9¾ Canal to 10¼$ Mill flour

With great respect we are Your obt Servts

Gibson & Jefferson

RC (MHi); in Patrick Gibson’s hand; between dateline and salutation: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 15 Jan. 1813 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

g:j: George Jefferson.

Index Entries

  • Abbott, Mr.; and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search
  • flour; price of search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and overseers’ services for TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and TJ’s bank and promissory notes search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); flour sold for TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); letters from search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
  • Griffin, Burgess; and TJ’s bond search
  • Gwathmey, Temple; and TJ’s bond search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and P. Mazzei’s property search
  • Mazzei, Philip; Richmond property of search
  • Richardson, Mrs.; seeks to buy property of P. Mazzei search
  • Richmond, Va.; P. Mazzei’s property in search
  • Simms, Charles; collector at Alexandria search
  • Whitlock, Mrs.; and P. Mazzei’s property search