Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 20 October 1815

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello. Oct. 20. 15

Dear Sir

Our late letters have happened to cross one another by the way, the messenger which carried mine of the 17th to the Post office having brought on his return yours of the 10th. I regret much the accident which prevented my note for the bank being in time for the term of renewal, and am very thankful for your having supplied it with your own. this shall not happen again. the object of the present is to mention that my affairs in Bedford call me urgently there, but I cannot go until I know that I may safely draw for my taxes and other demands for which the additional thousand dollars were asked from the bank, as stated in my last letter. if this is effected, be so good as to inform me by return of mail, and state at the same time the date of the note that I may know to provide in time for renewals. Accept my friendly and respectful salutations.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (Mrs. T. Wilber Chelf, Mrs. Virginius Dabney, and Mrs. Alexander W. Parker, Richmond, 1944; photocopy in ViU: TJP); on verso of reused address cover of Nicolas G. Dufief to TJ, 25 Aug. 1815; at foot of text: “Mr Gibson.”

Gibson’s letter of the 10th, not found, is recorded in SJL as received 17 Oct. from Richmond.

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s bank note from Bank of Virginia search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from accounted for search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; pays taxes search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visit to search
  • taxes; TJ pays search