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Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 1 July 1817

To Patrick Gibson

Poplar Forest July 1. 17.

Dear Sir

This moment arrived here, I find your favor of June 26 and lest the notes should be wanting, I sign them without loss of time and inclose them with assurances of my great esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (Mrs. T. Wilber Chelf, Mrs. Virginius Dabney, and Mrs. Alexander W. Parker, Richmond, 1944; photocopy in ViU: TJP); on verso of portion of reused address cover; at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosures not found.

On 2 July 1817 TJ recorded that the notes returned here included a renewal of his standing loan of $2,000 from the Bank of Virginia and a $3,000 note on the Richmond branch of the Second Bank of the United States, with the latter intended to cover his current expenses and pay off another $2,000 note that had been drawn on the Bank of Virginia on 24 May 1817 (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 , 2:1333, 1335).

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States, Second; TJ’s loan from search
  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s loan from Second Bank of the United States search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Second Bank of the United States search