Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 26 February 1814

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 26th Feby 1814


Your note in bank for $2000. falling due on the 1st/4th of next month, I send you one inclosed for your signature, the prospect of peace altho’ distant has had very considerable influence upon our Tobacco market, fine crops have been sold at from 9 to 10$ and for a few choice hhds 12 and as high as 13.6 has been paid, low qualities have risen in a greater ratio under an expectation of an opening to Holland—I cannot perceive that it has had any sensible effect on the price of flour, our millers however hold it rather higher say 5½$ still I can find no purchaser at 5$— With great respect Your obt Servt

Patrick Gibson

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as a letter from Gibson & Jefferson received 2 Mar. 1814 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

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  • flour; price of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s bank note search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; tobacco prices at search
  • tobacco; price of in Richmond search
  • War of1812; and prices search