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Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 24 April 1815 [document added in digital edition]

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello Apr. 24. 15

Dear Sir

I have lately learnt that tobacco sells high & readily, and therefore would wish you to make sale of mine as soon as you think advisable. with respect to flour I suppose it best to give time for the European vessels which would not adventure to sail1 until they learnt there our ratification of the treaty, to arrive and produce here a full competition of demand. this will be I suppose in all May; within which month I would wish my flour sold for whatever price shall be then going; not however restraining your earlier sale of it, if such a price should be offered as you think it advisable to accept. in the course of the present or next week I shall inclose you Treasury notes to take up my note in bank, which, if my memorandums2 of it’s changes at different times are correct, is of 2000.D. if I am mistaken in the amount, be so good as to advise me by return of mail, and accept assurances of my great esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (ViU: TJP); on verso of reused address cover of John Vaughan to TJ, 19 Mar. 1815; at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ. This document, located after the pertinent chronological volume was published, will appear in the concluding supplement to the print edition.

1Preceding two words interlined in a different ink.

2Preceding two words interlined in a different ink in place of “notes.”

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  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • flour; sale of search
  • Ghent, Treaty of (1814); ratification of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s tobacco search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells flour search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells tobacco search
  • tobacco; sale of search
  • Treasury Department, U.S.; treasury notes search
  • War of1812; and economy search