Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 29 March 1815

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 29th March 1815


I send you inclosed $70 in the manner requested in your favor of the 22nd Inst—Our flour market has, as I apprehended declined considerably, sales cannot now be made at $6, nor do I think our northern, nor the European markets (if accounts received from thence be correct) would justify a higher price, letters from the Havanna mention the arrival there of a ship from France with 5000 bls: which cost 5$ only, consequently shipments there the W.I:1 would not answer at anything beyond our present prices, such are my impressions; they may however be incorrect and as I am much interrested in the event; you will greatly oblige me by informing me upon what you ground your expectations of a rise—257 bls: of your Shadwell flour have been received this season none as yet from Bedford, nor has your Tobacco yet come down—, this article still continues brisk at the prices formerly mentiond, in a few instances competition has carried it to 15 & in two instances to

4 Hhds 2 Hhds
165/. &  1615/. $— With great respect I am Your obt Serv

Patrick Gibson

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); between dateline and salutation: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 4 Apr. 1815 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ’s letter to Gibson of the 22nd inst is recorded in SJL but has not been found. w.i: West Indies.

1Preceding two words interlined.

Index Entries

  • currency; sent to TJ search
  • flour; at Richmond search
  • flour; from Poplar Forest search
  • flour; price of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and currency for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s tobacco search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to accounted for search
  • Havana; price of flour at search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells flour search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells tobacco search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); flour from search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); flour from search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; tobacco prices at search
  • tobacco; price of in Richmond search
  • West Indies; U.S. trade with search