Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Ligon (for Patrick Gibson) to Thomas Jefferson, 16 January 1817

From James Ligon (for Patrick Gibson)

Richmond 16 Jany 1817


I hand you inclosed Acct Sales of 175 Bbls Flour nett proceeds $1571.75. with your Acct Current to the 1st Inst Shewing Balance in my favor of $942.57 which I trust you will find correct

I have this day disposed of the remainder of your Flour say 93 Bbls Superfine & 9 Bbls Fine to mr Jno Leslie the Superfine at 13¾$ & the Fine at 13¼$ on 60 days Credit—as I can readily get this paper discounted I thought it best to Sell it on Credit, as not more than 13¼$ Cash could be obtained for it

Patrick Gibson
p Jas Ligon

your note in Bank is due the 31st

RC (MHi); in Ligon’s hand; postscript adjacent to Ligon’s signature; addressed by Ligon: “Thomas Jefferson EsqrMonticello”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 17 Jan.; endorsed by TJ as a letter from Gibson received 19 Jan. 1817 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures not found.

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • flour; price of search
  • flour; sale of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s bank note from Bank of Virginia search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); account with TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells flour search
  • Lesslie, John; and TJ’s flour search
  • Ligon, James; as clerk for Gibson & Jefferson search
  • Ligon, James; letters from search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search