To Patrick Gibson
Poplar forest Nov. 3.1 14.
I arrived here yesterday evening and find your’s of Oct. 27. covering a blank note for renewal in the bank, and hasten to sign and commit it to the post office of Lynchburg that it may be recieved in time. I draw on you this day for 75. Dollars in favor of Reuben Perry. the sheriff of this county has not yet called on me. his demand for taxes is, I am told, about 113.D. I learn here that salt is sold in Lynchburg for 5.D. a bushel, cash. if so, I shall procure my winter’s stock (about 20. bushels) and draw on you for the amount.
Accept the assurances of my esteem and respect.
PoC (NHi: Thomas Jefferson Papers); at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.
In his account book TJ indicated that a day later, on 4 Nov. 1814, he signed the blank note (postdated to 11 Nov.) and drew on Gibson & Jefferson in favor of reuben perry (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 , 2:1304).
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- Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
- food; salt search
- Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s bank note from Bank of Virginia search
- Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
- Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
- Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
- Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with R. Perry search
- Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
- Lynchburg, Va.; post office in search
- Perry, Reuben; account with search
- Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); taxes on search
- Post Office, U.S.; and Va. post offices search
- salt; price of search
- taxes; collection of search