Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 4 May 1813

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 4th May 1813


I wrote to you by last mail, inclosing for your signature and that of Mr Randolph a bill of Sale for Mazzei’s two lots, which deed you will observe has been drawn by Mr Marshall upon the presumption that Mr Mazzei is a citizen of the U. States, of this fact however Mr Taylor will be obliged to you for information as upon that alone depends the validity of the transfer—Having been offer’d 6$ cash for flour I was induced to make a sale, in which I have included rather more than the half of yours say 195 bls: Srf: 23 fine 1 str: & 2 cross middlings leaving on hand 200 bls: of Srfine—Mr Randolph has paid me $805.12 on your account—with great respect

Your obt Servt

Patk 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.

Philip Mazzei became a naturalized Virginia citizen in 1774 (Richard Cecil Garlick Jr., Philip Mazzei, Friend of Jefferson: His Life and Letters [1933], 42). srf: “superfine.” str: “straight.”

Index Entries

  • flour; sale of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments to TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and P. Mazzei’s property search
  • Marshall, William; circuit court clerk search
  • Mazzei, Philip; naturalization of search
  • Mazzei, Philip; Richmond property of search
  • Randolph, Edmund; and P. Mazzei’s property search
  • Randolph, Mr.; pays P. Gibson on TJ’s account search
  • Richmond, Va.; P. Mazzei’s property in search
  • Taylor, Thomas; and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search