Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 14 July 1813

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 14th July 1813


I am sorry to inform you that it has not yet been in my power to sell your flour I do not know what price could be obtain’d for it were it put up to the highest bidder but it has been and is offering at $4 without a purchaser; be pleased to say whether I shall dispose of it at such a price as I can obtain or wait some favorable change mr Taylor has lodged $6,000 in my hands on account of the purchase of mazzei’s property, the discount on which will be deducted from the balance that may still be due—he desired I would inform you that a Frenchman who married mr mazzei’s daughter had called upon him for the purpose of giving him due notice, that he should claim from him the property in question by virtue of a marriage contract, provided it should hereafter appear that Mr Mazzei was dead at the date of the deed, and requests you will retain the money in your hands until this fact shall be ascertained—With great respect I am

Yours &c

Patrick Gibson

RC (MHi); at head of text: “Mr Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 16 July 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

Peter Derieux was the frenchman who married mr mazzei’s stepdaughter Maria Margherita Martin Derieux.

Index Entries

  • Derieux, Maria Margherita Martin (Peter Derieux’s wife); and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search
  • Derieux, Peter (Justin Pierre Plumard); and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search
  • flour; price of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and P. Mazzei’s property search
  • Mazzei, Philip; Richmond property of search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; P. Mazzei’s property in search
  • Taylor, Thomas; and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search