Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Ligon (for Patrick Gibson) to Thomas Jefferson, with Thomas Jefferson’s Notes, 27 April 1816

From James Ligon (for Patrick Gibson), with Thomas Jefferson’s Notes

Richmond 27th April 1816


I omitted to inform you of a Sale I made on the 8th Inst of 138 Bbls of your Superfine flour to Wm H Hubbard at 6$ on 60 days time—I have since then disposed of the remainder of it say 81 Bbls Superfine & 36 Fine to Smith & Riddle on the Same time at 6¼$—in this last sale is included 41 Bbls Superfine delivered me by mr Warwick by direction of Colol Randolph—I was induced to close the Sales of your flour by the advanced State of the Season & the anxiety shewn by the holders of it here to accept of present prices—at which our Millers have made considerable Sales upon long credit—

respectfully yr obt Servt
Patrick Gibson
p Jas Ligon

[in TJ’s hand at lower left:]

S.F. 138  @ 6.D. =  828
do  40.
F.  36 
S.F.  41  = 117 @ 6¼ =  731.25
255  1559.25

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); in Ligon’s hand, with TJ’s subjoined notes; endorsed by TJ as a letter from Gibson received 3 May 1816 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Charles Simms, 2 June 1816, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; franked; postmarked.

Index Entries

  • flour; at Richmond search
  • flour; price of search
  • flour; sale of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Hubbard, William H.; purchases TJ’s flour search
  • Ligon, James; as clerk for Gibson & Jefferson search
  • Ligon, James; letters from search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); sells flour at Richmond search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Smith & Riddle (Richmond firm); buys TJ’s flour search
  • Warwick, Mr.; delivers flour search