Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 21 October 1813

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello Oct. 21. 13.

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 13th with 300.D. inclosed is duly recieved, and I now return you the note for the bank filled up with 2000.D. the additional 500 D. being intended to cover my draughts until I shall get some flour down. I am concerned to learn that flour is but at 5.D. in Richmond. I see by the prices current of Philada it is there at 10.D. and some gentlemen now with me & recently from Baltimore assure me wheat was selling there at 1. D 60 presuming from this that there is a prospect of exportation during the winter, I am in hopes it will at length have some effect on the Prices at Richmond. Accept the assurance of my esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (facsimile in catalogue of 24 Mar. 1988 auction at Swann Galleries, New York City, lot 90); at foot of text: “Mr Gibson.” Recorded in SJL as a letter to Gibson & Jefferson. Enclosure not found.

Index Entries

  • Baltimore, Md.; prices in search
  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • currency; sent to TJ search
  • flour; price of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and currency for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s bank note search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Philadelphia; price of flour at search
  • Richmond, Va.; Bank of Virginia search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search