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Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 14 July 1813

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello July 14. 13.

Dear Sir

Mr Edmund Randolph’s indisposition has probably prevented as yet his attendance at his court to acknolege and forward the deed for mr Mazzei’s lot. the first court of Albemarle after he shall have forwarded it to me, it shall be dispatched. I presume that the deed having been actually executed, as before advised, the delay of the formality of acknolegement will occasion no hesitation in mr Taylor as to the first paiment to be made on the 17th instant.

The present difficulties of the sea, of intercourse and exchange between nations would prevent my attempting to hazard a remittance to Italy, but under the special directions of mr Mazzei, were it certain he would wish to have his money there rather than here. but I think he will prefer it’s remaining here at our interest of 6. percent which is so much more than it would yield him there. it is not long since he consulted me on the best mode of transferring his whole property hither, under contemplation of reestablishing1 his family here.

I shall immediately write to him and take his directions on the subject. in the mean time it may be as well employed for your relief from responsibility by taking up my note at the bank, which has remained there so much longer than my expectations. it will spare me too the renewals so frequently recurring, and only transfer my paiments of interest from the bank to mr Mazzei. the surplus beyond the amount of the note will be a seasonable aid to the deficiencies occasioned by the short sales of my flour. engagements made on confidence of the usual proceeds from that fund, press on me disagreeably; insomuch that I should be obliged to apply mr Taylor’sfirst paiment to these, and reserve the two last only for taking up the note. I will thank you therefore for information the moment of the 1st paiment that I may at once relieve the distress of several persons who have been waiting with me, to their own inconvenience, until my flour could be sold. I defer till then also the notification of the transaction to mr Mazzei.Accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of first page: “Mr Gibson.” Recorded in SJL as a letter to Gibson & Jefferson.

Philip Mazzei advised TJ of his interest in reestablishing his family in Albemarle County in his letter of 15 Feb. 1811.

1Prefix interlined.

Index Entries

  • Albemarle County Court, Va. search
  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s bank note search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s debt to P. Mazzei search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and P. Mazzei’s property search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to P. Mazzei search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Mazzei, Philip; Richmond property of search
  • Mazzei, Philip; TJ’s debt to search
  • Randolph, Edmund; and P. Mazzei’s property search
  • Randolph, Edmund; health of search
  • Richmond, Va.; Bank of Virginia search
  • Richmond, Va.; P. Mazzei’s property in search
  • Taylor, Thomas; and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search