Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 10 May 1815

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 10th May 1815


In the hurry of forwarding you the Treasury notes on Saturday last, I omitted sending you the small notes you had requested, which I now inclose—I have made sale of all the flour now down say 215 bls: Sf & 18 fine to Tarlton Saunders at 7$ on 60 d/– with interest added, as I am induced to believe I can get the note discounted you may consider the proceeds on hand—I have been endeavouring to dispose of your 6 hhds Tobacco at the price I stated them to be worth, namely $10. but as yet without success. the stemmd Hhd: I have sold at 5$– With great respect I am

Your obt Servt

Patrick Gibson

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); between dateline and salutation: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 12 May 1815 and so recorded in SJL.

The enclosed small notes amounted to $50 (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 , 2:1308). sf: “superfine.”

Index Entries

  • currency; sent to TJ search
  • flour; at Richmond search
  • flour; price of search
  • flour; sale of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and currency for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s tobacco search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells flour search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells tobacco search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; TJ’s tobacco sold at search
  • Richmond, Va.; tobacco prices at search
  • Saunders, Tarlton; purchases TJ’s flour search
  • tobacco; price of in Richmond search
  • tobacco; sale of search