Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 24 August 1814

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 24th August 1814


Since writing to you on the 4th Inst I have received your several letters of the 7th 15th 16th & 20th—finding it impracticable either through the medium of our banks or of individuals to remit to the North, and not deeming it prudent to risk bank notes—I wrote to Mr Dufief and Mr Barnes to draw upon me at sight for the sums you mention’d—

I sent yesterday a bale of Cotton by Mr Johnson, who also took up some castings—not a bundle of nail rod can be procured in the City, nor has Mr Randolph any more of his earthenware ready— With great respect

Your obt Servt

Patrick Gibson

Mr R has promised to send some of his earthenware up tomorrow

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); between dateline and salutation: “Mr Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 26 Aug. 1814 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • banks; distressed situation of search
  • Barnes, John; TJ pays search
  • cotton; purchased by TJ search
  • Dufief, Nicolas Gouin; TJ pays search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and nailrod for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • household articles; earthenware search
  • Johnson, William (waterman); transports goods from Richmond search
  • mills; iron castings for search
  • naileries; nailrod and iron stock search
  • Randolph, Richard; and earthenware for TJ search