Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Gibbon to Thomas Jefferson, 22 May 1817

From James Gibbon

Richmond May 22d 1817

Dr Sir

It happen’d very opportunely, that at the moment I recd yr letter, a Capt from Boston appeard at my office with your parcell of seeds of which I had been apprizd by Mr Dearborne; they have been sent on by Mr Gibson in charge of a boat man who usually takes parcells for you under an injunction to keep it dry as Mr D. directed1

I hope you will receive2 it in good order

I have the honor to be with perfect respect Yr Mo Ob

J Gibbon

There has been no charge made—

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 28 May 1817 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Thomas Ritchie, [29] Aug. 1817, on verso; addressed: “Tho Jefferson Esqr Monte Cello near Milton”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 25 May.

1Manuscript: “dircted.”

2Manuscript: “recive.”

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  • Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammell; and seeds for TJ search
  • Gibbon, James; and seeds for TJ search
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  • Gibson, Patrick; and goods for TJ search
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