To Patrick Gibson
Monticello May 24. 17.
I return by our first mail the note for renewal inclosed in your’s of the 20th inst. and I am very thankful for the accomodation obtained, and payment remitted to Leroy and Bayard. if the Virginia bank cannot consistently with their rules renew it, I am in hopes that of the US. may come to my aid, as I understand it begins business this week. I observe a stamp on the paper you inclosed me; but I presume that can be added whenever I send you my notes on ordinary paper. should that bank not give me an accomodation for some months say, till the next crop comes in, I shall be infinitely distressed.
I am in hopes you will be able to sell my flour in time to meet a draught I have given Th: J. Randolph for 500.D. and one which I must give to mr Southall (our present Collector) whenever he calls for it for upwards of 600.D. besides 3. or 4. others for from 1. to 200. which I must soon make. at the close of the ensuing month I shall have 53.1 Barrels of flour forwarded, being a quarter’s mill rent, and I am in hopes that before this you will have recieved 3. more hhds of tobacco from Poplar Forest.
[I] salute you with constant friendship and respect.
P. S. I wait your notice of the remittance to mr Vaughan.
PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Fernagus De Gelone to TJ, 15 Mar. 1817; torn at seal; adjacent to signature: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found. Enclosed in TJ to Gibson, 25 May 1817.
On this date TJ recorded that he had renewed his standing note for $2,000 with the Bank of Virginia and that Gibson had remitted an additional note for $2,000 on his behalf from the bank to LeRoy, Bayard & Company in partial payment of his debt to the firm of N. & J. & R. van Staphorst (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 , 2:1333).
The Richmond branch of the Second Bank of the us. had commenced discounting notes and issuing paper on 21 May 1817 (Alexandria Gazette & Daily Advertiser, 2 June 1817). TJ had given his grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph a draught on Gibson & Jefferson for $500 on 17 May 1817.
1. In left margin, keyed to this point with an asterisk, TJ noted that “these had been sent by T. E. R. [Thomas Eston Randolph] May 3.”
- Bank of the United States, Second; creation of search
- Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
- flour; as rent search
- flour; sale of search
- Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
- Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s loan from Bank of Virginia search
- Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s tobacco search
- Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
- Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
- Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with J. Vaughan search
- Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to N. & J. & R. van Staphorst search
- Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to V. W. Southall search
- Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
- Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; payments to T. J. Randolph search
- LeRoy, Bayard & Company (New York firm); and TJ’s debt to N. & J. & R. van Staphorst search
- Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); tobacco grown at search
- Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); and Shadwell mills search
- Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); TJ’s payments to search
- rent; due from T. E. Randolph search
- Shadwell mills; rent for search
- Southall, Valentine Wood; TJ’s debt to search
- Staphorst, N. & J. & R. van; TJ’s debt to search
- tobacco; grown at Poplar Forest search
- Vaughan, John; account with TJ search