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Gibson & Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, 17 December 1810

From Gibson & Jefferson

Richmond 17th Decemr 1810


We have received your favor of the 13th with the note inclosed— Tobacco has yet come in very slowly, and such qualities as suit the taste of our present shippers have been eagerly bought up at 7½ & 8$ to 8½$ indeed in one instance 10$ was given for a crop of 6 hhds by Mr Kerr of Manchr Mr Hatcher and others were bidders, the quality was consider’d as remarkably good, but there is little doubt, that the same price could not have been obtain’d in any other way than by public Sale—We are respectfully

Your ob Servts

Gibson & Jefferson

RC (photocopy in DLC: TJ Papers, ser. 10); in Patrick Gibson’s hand; at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as a letter from George Jefferson received 24 Dec. 1810 and so recorded in SJL.

Gibson & Jefferson wrote a brief letter from Richmond, 10 Dec. 1810, enclosing for TJ’s signature his “note for Five thousand Eight hundred dollars falling due on the 28th Inst” (RC in MHi; in Gibson’s hand; at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 12 Dec. 1810 and so recorded in SJL). TJ’s favor of 13 Dec. 1810, recorded in SJL but not found, returned the signed note, also not found. SJL also records missing letters of 15 and 26 Dec. 1810 from TJ to George Jefferson.

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  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); letters from search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); letters from accounted for search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); letters to accounted for search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); tobacco sold for TJ search
  • Hatcher, Benjamin search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); letters to accounted for search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); on tobacco prices search
  • Kerr, Mr.; merchant in Manchester, Va. search
  • tobacco; in Richmond market search