Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 7 December 1814

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 7th Decr 1814


I presented to Doctor Brockenborough who return’d the day before yesterday, Mr John Harvie’s note enclosed in yours of the 21st Ulto, he regrets that it was not sooner forwarded, as just before leaving town he remitted to Mr Harvie, all the funds he had in his hands about £1000. he informs me that he is not certain of receiving any money on Mr H’s account until the 1st of March next, but that if he can collect any either on Mr H’s or his own account sooner he will take up the note, be pleased to say if I shall retain or return it to you

I have not yet been able to obtain the money from O. Philpots for the 4 Hhds Tobo sold him in 1812—altho suit was brought immediately. I am inform’d he has property but it is difficult getting at it—Some Sales of prime Tobacco have been made as high as $8—

With great respect I am Your Ob Servt

Patrick Gibson

Flour $4 dull—

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); between dateline and salutation: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 9 Dec. 1814 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Brockenbrough, John; as J. Harvie’s agent search
  • flour; price of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments to TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s tobacco search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Harvie, John (1783–1838); debt to TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; payments by J. Harvie search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells tobacco search
  • Philpotts, Oakley; and unpaid tobacco bill search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; tobacco prices at search
  • tobacco; price of in Richmond search
  • tobacco; sale of search