Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 3 November 1814

To Patrick Gibson

Poplar forest Nov. 3.1 14.

Dear Sir

I arrived here yesterday evening and find your’s of Oct. 27. covering a blank note for renewal in the bank, and hasten to sign and commit it to the post office of Lynchburg that it may be recieved in time. I draw on you this day for 75. Dollars in favor of Reuben Perry. the sheriff of this county has not yet called on me. his demand for taxes is, I am told, about 113.D. I learn here that salt is sold in Lynchburg for 5.D. a bushel, cash. if so, I shall procure my winter’s stock (about 20. bushels) and draw on you for the amount.

Accept the assurances of my esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (NHi: Thomas Jefferson Papers); at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

In his account book TJ indicated that a day later, on 4 Nov. 1814, he signed the blank note (postdated to 11 Nov.) and drew on Gibson & Jefferson in favor of reuben perry (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1304).

1Reworked from “4.”

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • food; salt search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s bank note from Bank of Virginia search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with R. Perry search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Lynchburg, Va.; post office in search
  • Perry, Reuben; account with search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); taxes on search
  • Post Office, U.S.; and Va. post offices search
  • salt; price of search
  • taxes; collection of search