Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 22 December 1815

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 22nd Decemr 1815


I have received your favor of the 12th Inst and shall attend to your draft in favor of A. Robertson In your letters of the 20 & 28th Octr you mention a boat load of flour having been sent off on your account on that head I have only to say that I have not yet received one barrel—about that time I sold at 9¼$, now it is offering at 8$, altho not by myself as I think it must be higher towards Spring, if my accounts from Spain be correct—Altho your note in bank is not due until the 19th of next month, yet as a precautionary measure I now inclose you one for your signature—Tobacco is surely beyond all reasonable calculation, from 15 to 30$ according to quality—

With great esteem & respect I am Your ob Servt

Patrick Gibson

R Patterson of Philada has sent to my care an Astronomical timepiece in two boxes, as great care is necessary in the transportation of it, you will be pleased to direct by whom it must be sent—I have just seen Mr Randolph who has advised their being sent up by his boatman Harry, who has charge of them

RC (MHi); between dateline and salutation: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 27 Dec. 1815 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

TJ had mentioned the boatload of flour shipped to his account by Thomas Eston Randolph and Thomas Mann Randolph in his letters to Gibson of 17 and 28th octr but not in his letter of 20 Oct. 1815.

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • boats; transfer goods to and from Richmond search
  • clocks; TJ’s astronomical case clock search
  • flour; price of search
  • flour; transported to Richmond 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; payments made for TJ search
  • Harry (boatman); carries goods from Richmond search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Patterson, Robert; and astronomical case clock search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); and Shadwell mills search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); and Shadwell mills search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); slaves owned by search
  • rent; from Shadwell mills search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour shipped to search
  • Richmond, Va.; tobacco prices at search
  • Robertson, Archibald; TJ pays search
  • Shadwell mills; rent for search
  • tobacco; price of in Richmond search