Thomas Jefferson Papers

George Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, 8 December 1811

From George Jefferson

Richmond 8th Decr 1811

Dear Sir

I find upon attending more particularly to the notes which you forwarded for renewal in the bank, that you have filled up the dates for every two months, without regard to the number of days in the month, & also without regard to the allowance of 3 days grace.—this in the absence both of Mr Gibson & myself, might be attended with inconvenience, as the notes as filled up, would not fall due on the discount days, which are but once a week.—renewals to be regular, should be made once in 63 days.—In order to guard against accidents to Mr G—, I must put you to the trouble of signing & forwarding the new notes which are inclosed.—the old ones are returned herewith, defaced.—We some days since sold 50 Bbls of your flour at 8.$.—by the last accts from New York, some little advance in price may be expected here.—You will of course give directions respecting the sale of what you may yet have to come down.—I leave particular orders that no sale shall be made on credit previous to Mr G—’s return.

I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt

Geo. Jefferson

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 25 Dec. 1811 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures not found.

TJ’s reply to Gibson & Jefferson of 27 Dec. 1811, not found, is recorded in SJL. On that date he noted that he had “Signed notes for renewal of mine in bank for 3000.D. dated Jan. 7. Mar. 10. May 12” (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 , 2:1272).

Index Entries

  • flour; price of search
  • flour; sale of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; account with TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); flour sold for TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); letters to accounted for search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); letters from search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); sells TJ’s flour search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search