Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 30 October 1817

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello Oct. 30. 17.

Dear Sir

I recieved last night your’s of the 27th and now return a renewed note for the bank of the US. but I am uneasy about that in the bank of Virginia, as I do not find on my memm book any later renewal than for Aug. 8. would it not be better for me always to renew both together to lessen your trouble of applying to me. I would now do it but I understood from you that it must be on stamped paper. I set out for Bedford in 10. days from this time which will give time for a stamped note to find me here still; but perhaps it would be better to forward a second to Lynchburg to make sure.   mr Colclaser informs me he has sent 7. barrels of flour more to make up his quarter’s rent of 50. our river continuing low, I applied to him to exchange with me flour in Richmond for some of mine in the mill. he says he has but 33. barrels in Richmd undisposed. I will get his order for them and inclose it to you tomorrow or next day as the Sheriffs are on you about this time, and I must draw at our court for between 3. & 400.D. Colclaser’s flour is in the hands of Capt Peyton. Accept assurances of my constant esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (ViHi: Thomas Jefferson correspondence with Patrick Gibson and George Jefferson); on verso of reused address cover of Levett Harris to TJ, 24 July 1817; mutilated at seal, with four words rewritten by TJ; at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ.

TJ’s renewed note with the Richmond branch of the Second Bank of the United States, not found, was for $3,000. On 2 July 1817 he recorded his renewal for 8 Aug. 1817 of his $2,000 note with the bank of virginia (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 , 2:1335, 1339).

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States, Second; TJ’s loan from search
  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • Colclaser, Daniel; as miller search
  • flour; as rent search
  • flour; at Richmond search
  • flour; transported to Richmond search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s loan from Second Bank of the United States search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Second Bank of the United States search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; as merchant search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • rent; from Shadwell mills search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour shipped to search
  • taxes; collection of search