Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 18 September 1817

To Patrick Gibson

Poplar Forest Sep. 18. 17.

Dear Sir

I shall set out tomorrow on my return to Monticello, and this day draw on you in favor of the sheriff of Bedford for 133. D 80 C for the taxes of this place for the year, which I suppose will be presented about the usual time of the sheriffs going down. Doctr George Cabell carried down all or nearly all our flour & tobacco from this place and will of course call on you for the carriage, the amount of which will be settled between him & mr Yancey. on the last day of this month a quarter’s rent of my mill becomes due, to wit 50. Barrels of flour which the tenants have promised to send off punctually, or with the first tide after, which I have no doubt they will do.1 this you must be so good as to dispose of at the current price to meet this draught, and my taxes for Albemarle.    Accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (PWW, 1955); at foot of text: “Mr Gibson.”

On this day TJ recorded giving the abovementioned order to “Eubanks sher. Bedford” (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, 2 vols., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1338). Ambrose Eubank was a deputy sheriff under Joel Leftwich, the sheriff of bedford County (Bedford Co. Order Book, 17:224). the tenants: Thomas Eston Randolph and Daniel Colclaser.

1Preceding three words interlined, with period editorially supplied.

Index Entries

  • Albemarle County, Va.; taxation of property in search
  • Bedford County, Va.; sheriff of search
  • Bedford County, Va.; taxation on property in search
  • boats; transfer goods and people to and from Richmond search
  • Cabell, George; boats of search
  • Colclaser, Daniel; as miller search
  • Eubank, Ambrose; as deputy sheriff search
  • flour; as rent search
  • flour; from Poplar Forest search
  • flour; sale of search
  • flour; transported to Richmond search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s tobacco search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; pays taxes search
  • Leftwich, Joel; as sheriff search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); flour from search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); taxes on search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ returns from search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); tobacco grown at search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); and Shadwell mills search
  • rent; from Shadwell mills search
  • Richmond, Va.; boats transfer goods and people to and from search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour shipped to search
  • Richmond, Va.; tobacco shipped to search
  • Shadwell mills; rent for search
  • taxes; TJ pays search
  • tobacco; grown at Poplar Forest search
  • tobacco; transported to Richmond search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); as superintendent of Poplar Forest search