Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 28 July 1815

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello July 28. 15

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 5th is recieved and enabled me to send off my letters for Paris through mr Vaughan. I had been assured by the miller at the Shadwell mills that 213. Barrels of flour had been sent off on my account1 addressed to you. it was in payment of a year’s rent of the mills. your letter was the first notice that the whole had not gone to you, and setting me on further enquiry I found that on some sudden necessity, a boatload of it had been changed in it’s destination. I was assured it would be replaced as soon as they resume grinding. my grandson being Collector of the federal taxes here, it has been a mutual convenience when I have had occasions to draw on you, to recieve the money from him and give him the draught on you. it saves us both the risk of transmissions by the post. my letter of the 1st instant mentioned such a draught for 167.D. and I have now recieved 230.D. from him for which I have given a draught on you. he will be in Richmond nearly as soon as this letter and will present both. the last is made on the assurance of your letter that my note for 1000 D. will be discounted. the bale of cotton is recieved. Accept the assurances of my esteem and respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC: TJ Papers, ser. 10); on verso of reused address cover of John Adams to TJ, 20 June 1815; mutilated at seal, with missing text supplied by TJ above the line; at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ.

Thomas Mann Randolph and Thomas Eston Randolph owed TJ 213 barrels of flour for the yearly rent due on their lease of TJ’s manufacturing mill at Shadwell (TJ to Thomas Eston Randolph, 20 Jan. 1815). TJ’s grandson was Thomas Jefferson Randolph.

1Preceding three words interlined.

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • cotton; purchased by TJ search
  • flour; received as pay search
  • flour; transported to Richmond search
  • Gibson, Patrick; account with TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and shipments to TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s bank note from Bank of Virginia search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; rent due TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells flour search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); cotton used at search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); flour from search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); and Shadwell mills search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and TJ’s financial transactions search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); as revenue collector search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); and Shadwell mills search
  • rent; from Shadwell mills search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour shipped to search
  • Shadwell mills; and T. E. Randolph search
  • Shadwell mills; and T. M. Randolph search
  • Shadwell mills; flour mill at search
  • Shadwell mills; rent for search
  • Vaughan, John; and TJ’s lines of credit in Europe search