Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to James Ligon (for Patrick Gibson), 15 January 1817

To James Ligon (for Patrick Gibson)

Monticello Jan. 15. 17.


Understanding that mr Gibson is too unwell to attend to business, I take the liberty of addressing to yourself directly a request of my account from the last period to which it was rendered (Sep. 1st) to the end of the year, that I may make my arrangements accordingly.     in my letter of Dec. 28. I mentioned that a purchase of corn would require me to draw about this time for between 500. & 750.D. we now ascertain that it will be for 555.D. and not immediately. Accept the assurance of my respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of Joseph Milligan to TJ, 28 Aug. 1815; at foot of text: “Mr Ligan”; endorsed by TJ as a 15 Jan. 1817 letter to “Ligan mr for Gibson Patrick” and so recorded in SJL.

The $555 was not needed immediately because TJ had obtained a loan this day from Thomas Jefferson Randolph for that amount, covering the purchase of 111 barrels of corn from Daniel F. Carr (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 , 2:1330).

Index Entries

  • Carr, Daniel Ferrell; sells corn to TJ search
  • corn; TJ buys search
  • Gibson, Patrick; health of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); account with TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and TJ’s corn contracts search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from T. J. Randolph search
  • Ligon, James; as clerk for Gibson & Jefferson search
  • Ligon, James; letter to search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); loans TJ money search