Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 3 March 1813

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 3d March 1813


I have received your favor of the 26th Ulto and in conformity thereto have accepted the offer made through Mr Taylor of 50$ pr foot front, the credit I had agreed to extend to 60d/. 120d/. & 180d/.—it is understood that this is to commence from the time a sufficient conveyance is made—We have received 201 bls: of your flour, 60 of which from Shadwell, the price is now so far below your idea of it, I presume, at the time you wrote say 7$, that I do not feel myself authorised to sell even to reimburse ourselves, until I shall again have heard from you more particularly as it appears to be your opinion that it will be better should you still think so, the note which I now inclose to renew the one of $3000 due in Bank on the 23d may be increased in amount to suit your convenience—I send you inclosed $50 in a note and shall endeavour to make the remittances you mention. I say endeavour as I am at a loss how to remit the sum you mention to Wilmington, as none can be made thro’ the banks under $100.— Darmsdatt has called for the payment of some fish he sent you—I promised to mention it to you I hope you have received the powder—Mr Randolph’s boatmen disappointed us at the time I wrote you— With great respect I am

Your obt Servt

Patrick Gibson

RC (MHi); between dateline and salutation: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as a letter from Gibson & Jefferson received 5 Mar. 1813 and so recorded (as a letter from Gibson) in SJL. Enclosures not found.

Index Entries

  • Darmsdatt, Joseph; TJ pays search
  • flour; price of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); flour sold for TJ search
  • gunpowder; TJ orders search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and P. Mazzei’s property search
  • Mazzei, Philip; Richmond property of search
  • Richmond, Va.; P. Mazzei’s property in search
  • Taylor, Thomas; and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search