Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 28 April 1813

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 28th April 1813


I have been prevented from writing to you sooner in consequence of the dilatoriness of Mr Wm Marshall whom Mr Taylor had employed to examine the records and make out the bill of Sale for Mazzei’s two lots—I have this moment obtained it from him and send it you here inclosed—it requires if I understood him right, your signature and that of Mr Randolph and I think must be certified to in your court, of this however you are best able to judge, so soon as it is returnd, the notes will be obtained—I am sorry to say that I have endeavour’d in vain to effect a sale of your flour, it is offering at 6$ but I can hear of no purchaser at that price, 5½$ would be as much as could now be obtain’d, and as there is hardly a possibility of its being lower before I receive your answer I shall defer making a sale until then. I send you inclosed a note for your signature and also your accot to the 1st Inst. With great respect I am Your ob Servt

Patrick Gibson

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 15 May 1813 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures not found.

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • flour; price of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s bank note search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and P. Mazzei’s property search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Marshall, William; circuit court clerk search
  • Mazzei, Philip; Richmond property of search
  • Randolph, Edmund; and P. Mazzei’s property search
  • Richmond, Va.; Bank of Virginia search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; P. Mazzei’s property in search
  • Taylor, Thomas; and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search