Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 13 June 1814

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 13th June 1814—


I have not written you since the 4th ulto when I forwarded you $150.—flour has been gradually declining and cannot without difficulty be sold at $4—I fear we have allowed the only favorable moment to escape, and regret extremely that I did not accept of the offer of 5$—60d/. of which I inform’d you in mine of the 20th April—should no change occur, so as to enable us to ship in the course of this or next month, of which at present I see very little probability, the present crop will be but little better than the last; and even $4. low as it is, will no longer be obtainable,—I shall continue to hold yours at your limit until I hear from you

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 26 June 1814 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • flour; at Richmond search
  • flour; price of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search