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Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 22 June 1814

To Patrick Gibson

Poplar Forest June 22. 14.

Dear Sir

I wrote to you from hence on the 9th instant, requesting that my flour might not be kept on hand after this month, as the competition of the new crop would influence the sale of it. the prospect either of a peace in which we shall be included, or at least a continental peace which will open all the continent of Europe to our produce in neutral vessels may I hope give a spur to prices, tho’ still I would not wait after this month. having plantation debts here to the amount of about 240.D. I must ask the favor of you to inclose that sum to mr Archibald Robinson of Lynchburg to be paid to the order of Jeremiah A. Goodman. I leave this for Monticello the day after tomorrow. Accept the assurance of my esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (NHi: Thomas Jefferson Papers); at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • flour; price of search
  • flour; sale of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; TJ pays search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); flour from search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Robertson, Archibald; TJ pays search