Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 10 May 1816

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 10th May 1816


I have not had the pleasure of hearing from you since my letter of the 27th Ulto advising you of the sale of your flour—   Your note in bank becoming due on the 24th Inst I now inclose you a blank for your signature—

Your obt Servt

Patrick Gibson

I hand you inclosed the Accot Sales of your Tobacco & flour Nt Proceeds $3128.77 which when received shall appear at your credit

RC (MHi); postscript written in a different ink; between dateline and salutation: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 May 1816 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ had a $2,000 note in the Bank of Virginia, at Richmond. He signed the enclosed blank, not found, and dated it 24 May 1816 before returning it to Gibson in a letter of 15 May (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1323).

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • flour; sale of 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
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; Account with Patrick Gibson for Flour and Tobacco Sales search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • tobacco; sale of search