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Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 29 September 1815

To Patrick Gibson

Poplar Forest Sep 29. 15

Dear Sir

I have been here since the 20th of the last month, and am now within two or three days of my departure for Monticello. during this time no letters addressed to me have been transmitted on account of the slowness and uncertainty of the cross mail between the two places. I do not exactly know how I stand on your books, but my impression is that when I left Monticello I had nearly or quite exhausted my funds with you. the sheriff of this county now applying for my taxes here, and some other plantation calls have obliged me to draw on you this day in favor of mr Archibald Robertson for 387.D. and on my return home I shall meet a similar call for taxes, and some other demands there. the season not admitting the grinding of our wheat, nor the state of the rivers it’s being boated down, I must ask the indulgence of the bank for another thousand dollars: and for that purpose I now inclose a note which I leave blank, that it may be filled up either with 1000.D. the sum now asked, separately or with 2000.D. including the former note when renewable. our crops of wheat are very deficient in quantity but equal in quality to any I have ever seen. tobacco was considerably bruised and torn by the storm which has injured it’s appearance more than it’s quality. I salute you with friendship & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC: TJ Papers, ser. 10); at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • Bedford County, Va.; taxation on property in search
  • boats; transfer goods to and from Richmond search
  • Gibson, Patrick; account with TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s bank note from Bank of Virginia search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • James River; water level of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with A. Robertson search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; pays taxes search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); taxes on search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); taxes on search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); tobacco grown at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); weather at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); wheat grown at search
  • Post Office, U.S.; and mail service search
  • Richmond, Va.; boats transfer goods to and from search
  • Robertson, Archibald; TJ pays search
  • Salmon, William (of Bedford Co.); TJ pays taxes to search
  • taxes; TJ pays search
  • tobacco; effect of weather on search
  • tobacco; grown at Poplar Forest search
  • weather; effect on crops search
  • weather; hurricanes search
  • wheat; at Poplar Forest search