Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Patrick Gibson, 7 April 1819

Richmond 7th April 1819—


Since writing to you last, I have received 211 bls: of your flour, of Shadwell brand viz 160 S fine 43 fine & 8 x midgs and 120 bls: Sf. Farm brand, of which I have sold the 120 bls: F. brand at 6¼$ per ble in the course of next week, the 160 S.f: Shadwell at 6$ per ble in dft on Boston at 3 d/s &c. 8 bls. x midgs at 5⅛$—to Messrs Smith & Riddell—, these prices altho so much below anything I had expected, are higher than can now be obtained, indeed sales cannot be made at 5¾$ nor is there reason to calculate on any improvmt this season—The note you sent me for $1500. I had discounted for 30d/ only, the longest period they would admit of, when it must be taken up—As the first of your accommodation notes becomes due the end of this month, you will be pleased to send me at your convenience blanks for their renewal

With much respect I am Sir Your ob Servt

Patrick Gibson

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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