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Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 10 July 1812

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello July 10. 12.

Th: Jefferson asks the favor of mr Gibson to have twenty Dollars remitted to the bank of Fredericksburg subject to the order of mrs Mary Dangerfield of Coventry near that place. he is sorry that a circumstance which forbids his writing even the letter of notification obliges him to request mr Gibson to have such an one addressed to mrs Dangerfield of Coventry near Fredericksburg.

PoC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as a letter to Gibson & Jefferson of 10 June 1812 but recorded in SJL as a 10 July 1812 letter to that partnership.

The twenty dollars completed payment for a year’s hire of Edmund, the recently deceased slave of mrs mary dangerfield (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 , 2:1281, which dates this remittance request to Gibson at 10 July 1812). The circumstance that forbade TJ’s writing directly to Mary Daingerfield was evidently his mortification at the tone of John Daingerfield’s 5 June 1812 letter demanding full payment for hiring Edmund. TJ did not correspond with either Daingerfield again.

Index Entries

  • Bank of Fredericksburg search
  • Daingerfield, Mary Willis; TJ hires slaves from search
  • Edmund (M. Daingerfield’s slave); TJ hires search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and slave rental by TJ search