Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Wilson Cary Nicholas, 6 November 1813

To Wilson Cary Nicholas

Monticello Nov. 6. 13.

Dear Sir

You took the trouble of reading my former letters to mr Eppes on the subject of our finances, and I therefore inclose you a third letter to him on an important branch of the same subject, banks, for your perusal, if the volume does not appear too formidable. be so good as to stick a wafer into the letter and put it into the shortest post-line for Ça-ira which is his nearest post-office.—I expect within 10. or 12. days to set out for Bedford, and may have the pleasure of seeing you for a moment en passant, as the season requires me to make Gibson’s my first day’s stage. with great esteem & respect:


Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Colo W. C. Nicholas”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ to John Wayles Eppes, 6 Nov. 1813.

En route to Poplar Forest, TJ spent the night of 21–22 Nov. 1813 at gibson’s ordinary in Buckingham County (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 , 2:1295).

Index Entries

  • Buckingham County, Va.; Gibson’s ordinary search
  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); and TJ’s letters on finance search
  • Gibson’s ordinary (Buckingham Co.) search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); and TJ’s letters on finance search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); letters to search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visit to search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search