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Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 27 January 1816

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello Jan. 27. 16.

Dear Sir

My calls for money being here, and my grandson having to transfer the monies of his collection to Richmond1 it is a mutual convenience to give him my draughts on you in exchange for cash here, inasmuch as it saves to us both the hazards of the road. I have accordingly this day drawn on you in his favor for 446. D 25 c which (if my tobo should not be arrived) be so good as to cover by a sale of so much of the flour on hand. I am desirous of delaying for better prices the sale of whatever portion of that is not necessary to meet my draughts.

Accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (Mrs. T. Wilber Chelf, Mrs. Virginius Dabney, and Mrs. Alexander W. Parker, Richmond, 1944; photocopy in ViU: TJP); on verso of reused address cover of Robert Saunders to TJ, 29 Oct. 1815; at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ.

my grandson: Thomas Jefferson Randolph.

1Preceding two words interlined.

Index Entries

  • flour; price of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and currency for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s tobacco search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; payments to T. J. Randolph search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); TJ’s payments to search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • tobacco; and TJ’s debts search