Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 13 March 1814

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 13th March 1814


I wrote to you on the 2nd inclosing $100 in small notes, and have since received your favor of the 3d together with the blank sign’d—although, my not having received it in time to renew your note due in bank has caused me no inconvenience, it might have been otherwise, and to guard against my negligence in future, as well as accidents by the mail &c, I think it adviseable to adopt the plan you propose, and for that purpose inclose you two notes for your signature—Flour instead of getting better is becoming daily more unsaleable, it is dull even at 4½$ from the prevalence of the opinion, even among those most sanguine in their expectations as to peace that it will come too late to save the present crop. I have just received instructions to sell at that price—With great respect I am

Your obt Servt

Patrick Gibson

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); between dateline and salutation: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 18 Mar. 1814 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures not found.

TJ’s favor of the 3d is recorded in SJL, but neither it nor the blank sign’d note enclosed in it have been found.

Index Entries

  • flour; price of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and currency for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s bank note search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to accounted for search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • War of1812; and prices search