Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 30 September 1814

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 30th Septemr 1814


A short absence from town prevented me from informing you sooner of the fate of your note renewed on the 9th and which I enlarged to $3900—under the impression that the system of curtailing, which was then pursuing and which it was expected would be continued, must soon reduce it below the amount you required, this system however has been discontinued for the present, in consequence of the necessary absence of most of their customers, but will no doubt be again resumed so soon as it can be done without too much risk—their determination not to issue any more specie, became a matter of necessity growing out of a similar determination made by all the banks to the North, it subjects us to very great inconvenience for the want of change, but is felt in no other way, I know of no other support the Merchants could give but by taking the notes, which they do as heretofore—As requested in your letter of the 27th I inclose you $50 and shall send you by Johnson a Crate of Jugs, a dozen bottles of oil (for which I had to pay $16) and the Corks and shall pay Mr Oldham for the Glass on application—I am

With great respect Your obt Servt

Patrick Gibson

Fine family flour $6
 Ordinary S. fine  ″4

I have sent only 8 Gross of Corks which is all I could procure—

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); endorsed by TJ as received 5 Oct. 1814 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to John H. Cocke, 23 Oct. 1814, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre Monticello”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 1 Oct.

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • banks; currency issued by search
  • banks; in Va. search
  • beer; jugs for search
  • building materials; window glass search
  • corks; sent to TJ search
  • flour; at Richmond search
  • flour; price of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; account with TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and goods for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s bank note search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • glass, window; TJ seeks to pay for search
  • household articles; beer jugs search
  • household articles; corks search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Johnson, William (waterman); transports goods from Richmond search
  • oil; for TJ search
  • Oldham, James; and window glass search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search