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Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 17 March 1813

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 17th March 1813


I have received your favors of the 7th & 11th with your note for $4300. and John Harvie’s for $176.90 which Jno Brockenbrough has promised to pay to day—I remitted on the day I last wrote to you the $97 to Alricks and the $250 to J: A: Goodman, it was respecting the first sum only I apprehended any difficulty—no money has been paid by mr Randolph since the 10th Novr last—mr Darmsdatt requested me to say that if you want any fish this season, you would do well to speak for them immediately, as they will be very scarce, and no probability of procuring them from the Potomac so long as the present blockade continues, which I cannot agree with you in thinking is only as a shelter for their ships—every preparation seems to be making for an attack upon Norfolk, and no doubt an attempt will at the same time be made to destroy the Constellation, I am inform’d by major Preston that they have a disposable land force of upwards of 3000 men, which have been removed from the different ships on board such, as are lying in the Roads—they are said to be waiting a reinforcement of eight ships of the line, which are daily expected—there is literally nothing doing here flour is nominally 6$—I show’d your letter of the 11th to Mr Taylor who is anxious that the papers relative to mazzei’s lot may be sent down he is of opinion the title is still in Foster Webb’s heir, if so, he will undertake to get young Webb, who is just now of age to make the conveyance— Respectfully I am Your obt Servt

Patrick Gibson

RC (MHi); at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 19 Mar. 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

the roads: Hampton Roads.

Index Entries

  • Alrichs & Dixon (Wilmington, Del., firm); TJ pays search
  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • Belmont tract; sale of search
  • Brockenbrough, John; as J. Harvie’s agent search
  • Chesapeake Bay; British blockade of search
  • Constellation, USS (frigate) search
  • Darmsdatt, Joseph; and fish for TJ search
  • flour; price of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments to TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s bank note search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; TJ pays search
  • Harvie, John (1783–1838); and sale of Belmont estate search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and P. Mazzei’s property search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; payments by T. M. Randolph search
  • Mazzei, Philip; Richmond property of search
  • Norfolk, Va.; and War of1812 search
  • Preston, Thomas Lewis search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); and payments to TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; Bank of Virginia search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; P. Mazzei’s property in search
  • Taylor, Thomas; and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search
  • Webb, Mr. (Foster Webb’s heir); and P. Mazzei’s property search