Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 5 July 1815

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 5th July 1815.


Since my last I have received your favors of the 6th June & 1st July, and shall pay due attention to any drafts you may make—I have remitted Mr Benj: Jones $142.76 & Mr John Vaughan $550 in a dft at 30 d/s, not having been able to procure one at sight—the amot of Mr Harvie’s note is received and at your credit—Since the sale of the 257 bls: flour, I1 have received only 146 bls: from Shadwell and 13 from Bedford all of which are sold except 2 bls Srf: & 18 fine, that from Bedford was passed there as Srf: but would if reinspected, have been condemn’d here—the bale of Cotton shall be sent up when Johnson comes down Your note for $1000 has not yet been offer’d but so confident am I that it will be done, that you may calculate upon it—

With great respect I am Your obt Servt

Patrick Gibson

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); between dateline and salutation: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 19 July 1815 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ’s letter to Gibson of the 1st july is recorded in SJL but has not been found. d/s: “day’s sight.” srf: “superfine.”

1Reworked from “we.”

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • boats; transfer goods to and from Richmond search
  • cotton; purchased by TJ search
  • flour; at Richmond search
  • flour; from Poplar Forest search
  • flour; sale of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; account with TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and goods for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s bank note from Bank of Virginia search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to accounted for search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • Harvie, John (1783–1838); debt to TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with J. Vaughan search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; payments by J. Harvie search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; payments to B. Jones search
  • Johnson, William (waterman); transports goods from Richmond search
  • Jones, Benjamin; TJ pays search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); flour from search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); flour from search
  • Richmond, Va.; boats transfer goods to and from search
  • Shadwell mills; flour from search
  • Vaughan, John; account with TJ search