Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Ligon (for Patrick Gibson) to Thomas Jefferson, 17 July 1815

From James Ligon (for Patrick Gibson)

17h July 1815

Thomas Jefferson Esqe
To Patrick Gibson Dr
To Cash pd for  a Bale Cotton 232lb at 22 Cents.  $51. 4
draye & toll

Harry will deliver Mr Jefferson the above bale of Cotton—Mr Johnson was unloaded at the Locks & I thought it better to send it by the present opportunity than to wait his return

Patrick Gibson
per Jas Ligon

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); in Ligon’s hand; dateline at foot of text; with unrelated calculations by TJ on verso; endorsed by TJ: “Gibson Patrick.”

harry worked as a boatman out of Richmond for his owner, Thomas Mann Randolph (George Jefferson to TJ, 23 Aug. 1811; Gibson to TJ, 22 Dec. 1815).

Index Entries

  • boats; transfer goods to and from Richmond search
  • cotton; price of search
  • cotton; purchased by TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; account with TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and goods for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and shipments to TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Harry (boatman); carries goods from Richmond search
  • Johnson, William (waterman); transports goods from Richmond search
  • Ligon, James; as clerk for Gibson & Jefferson search
  • Ligon, James; letters from search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); slaves owned by search
  • Richmond, Va.; boats transfer goods to and from search
  • Richmond, Va.; prices at search
  • slaves; T. M. Randolph’s search