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Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 18 March 1816

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 18th March 1816


I received this morning your favor inclosing a note for $2000. I have had your seven hhds Tobacco inspected, and am sorry to inform you, they turn out wretchedly three were refused and four passed, but not without hesitation—I set them up to the highest bidder—the refused brought $15. 1 passed $16 and 3—$1655/. as pr Statement at foot—This article is on the decline—

As to flour I know not where it will stop, it is offering at $7 on 4 mos credit

With great respect Your obt Servt

Patrick Gibson

Sales of Seven Hhds tobo made on a/c of Thomas Jefferson Esqr
March 15th  To P. F. Smith Shockoe 1660. 152. 1290
1661. 150. 1328
1662. 156. 1170 3788 at 1655    $626.91
to Jno M Warwick 1709. 142. 1100 16  176.—
to Wm Gilliat refused 224. 169. 1235
225. 170. 1130
231. 154. 1220 3585 15  537.75
8473   8473 1340.661

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); in Gibson’s hand, with subjoined statement in James Ligon’s hand and a final notation by TJ as indicated below; between dateline and salutation in Gibson’s hand: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 22 Mar. 1816 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to David Bailie Warden, 17 May 1816, on verso; addressed in James Ligon’s hand: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; postmarked Richmond, 20 Mar.

TJ’s favor, written immediately after he received Gibson’s letter of 13 Mar. 1816 on 15 Mar., is not recorded in SJL, and neither it nor its enclosed note for $2000 has been found.

1TJ added this line and the rules immediately above it.

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • flour; at Richmond search
  • flour; price of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s bank note from Bank of Virginia search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s tobacco search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to accounted for search
  • Gilliat, William; buys TJ’s tobacco search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Ligon, James; as clerk for Gibson & Jefferson search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); tobacco grown at search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; TJ’s tobacco sold at search
  • Smith, P. F.; buys TJ’s tobacco search
  • tobacco; in Richmond market search
  • tobacco; inspection of search
  • tobacco; poor quality of TJ’s search
  • tobacco; sale of search
  • Warwick, John Marshall; buys TJ’s tobacco search