Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 3 January 1815

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 3d January 1815


In consequence of a violent rheumatic attack in the right shoulder I have been unable sooner to reply to your favor of the 23d—Mr Hay who has obtaind the judgement agt Philpot, has promised me that every step shall be taken to force him to the paymt of the debt—I have remitted Mr Goodman the $130 directed in yours of the 23d and now inclose you $100 including as many small notes as I1 have been able to pick up, neither of the Banks having any at this time—I also inclose you a blank note for your signature to renew yours in bank due 10/13th Inst which I will thank you to return me in course— with great respect I am

Your obt Servt

Patrick Gibson

RC (MHi); between dateline and salutation: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Jan. 1815 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

Despite the judgement in his favor, TJ seems never to have been paid for the four hogsheads of tobacco he sold Oakley Philpotts in 1812. Although Gibson stated that he was enclosing $100 in small notes in his letters to TJ of both this and the following day, TJ recorded the receipt of only $100 from Gibson at this time, on 7 Jan. 1815 (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1306). The bills almost certainly accompanied the latter letter, James Ligon (for Gibson) to TJ, 4 Jan. 1815.

1Reworked from “we.”

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • currency; sent to TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and currency for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments to TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s bank note from Bank of Virginia search
  • Gibson, Patrick; health of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; TJ pays search
  • Hay, George; attempts to collect debt for TJ search
  • health; rheumatism search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt of O. Philpotts to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Philpotts, Oakley; and unpaid tobacco bill search
  • rheumatism; P. Gibson’s search
  • tobacco; sale of search