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Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 25 February 1815

To Patrick Gibson

Mont[icello] Feb. 25. 15.

Dear Sir

Nobody rejoices more sincerely than myself at the return of peace, nor could the season for it’s being made known be better timed. I shall get down the rest of my flour as fast as possible. my crop was a poor one here, and still worse in Bedford. it will be under 100. Barrels of flour there. here the crop will furnish about 300. Barrels and 150. Bar. rent from my mill, in all something over 500. Bar. and probably about 20,000 ℔ tobo from Bedford. I should be glad to keep off the sale of my flour until a sufficient concourse of vessels shall produce an animated demand and fair price. for the price we get depends on the demand here. in order to give time I shall avoid drawing as much as possible. nor do I know of any call impending but one of1 about 100.D. and that perhaps may be some time yet. I expect that April will be the season of highest price: but on these views I leave both time and price to your discretion; so also as to that of my tobacco when you shall have recieved it.—I am happy to inform you that I shall be able to pay off the whole of my note in bank towards the end of March. this will be from a distinct source. Accept the assurance of my great esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MH); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; dateline faint; mutilated at seal, with missing text supplied by TJ above the line; at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ.

SJL records missing letters from TJ to Gibson of 14 Feb. 1815 and from Gibson to TJ of 18 Feb. 1815, with the latter having been received from Richmond two days after it was written.

1Manuscript: “off.”

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • flour; from Poplar Forest search
  • flour; price of search
  • flour; transported to Richmond search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s bank note from Bank of Virginia search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s tobacco search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from accounted for search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to accounted for search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and lease of Shadwell mills search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells tobacco search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Opinions on; peace with Great Britain search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); flour from search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); wheat crop at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); flour from search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); tobacco grown at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); wheat grown at search
  • rent; from Shadwell mills search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour shipped to search
  • Shadwell mills; rent for search
  • tobacco; grown at Poplar Forest search
  • tobacco; sale of search
  • wheat; at Monticello search
  • wheat; at Poplar Forest search