Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 24 July 1813

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 24th July 1813


In compliance with your favor of the 20th I have remitted to Mr Hooe and Judge Holmes the sums mention’d and now send you inclosed $700 in such notes as you directed, the chocolate will be sent by the mail stage—Your dft in favor of David Higginbotham is paid—I shall send you a statement of the sale to Mr Taylor so soon as the survey is made—Mr T. informs me that Mr Derieux is now living at the Eagle Tavern in this place, the paper shown to him by Mr Derieux he says is in French, which he does not understand but according to Mr D’s interpretation of it, it gives him a title to all the landed1 property in this Country which Mr Mazzei may be in possession of at his death—I shall do all in my power to dispose of your flour

With great respect

Your obt Servt

Patrick Gibson

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); between dateline and salutation: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as a letter from Gibson & Jefferson received 27 July 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

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Index Entries

  • chocolate search
  • currency; sent to TJ search
  • Derieux, Peter (Justin Pierre Plumard); and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search
  • flour; at Richmond search
  • food; chocolate search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and currency for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • Higginbotham, David; TJ pays search
  • Holmes, Hugh; TJ pays search
  • Hooe, Nathaniel Harris; TJ pays search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and P. Mazzei’s property search
  • Mazzei, Philip; Richmond property of search
  • Richmond, Va.; P. Mazzei’s property in search
  • Taylor, Thomas; and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search