Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 3 November 1817

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello No[v]. 3. 17.

Dear Sir

A great rain having given us a full tide in our river William Johnson takes on board of two boats for me this mor[n]ing 120. barrels of flour, which will probably be with you near[ly] as early as you will recieve this by mail. I shall not therefor[e] borrow flour from mr Colclaser as I had proposed.

I shall draw on you from our court to-day in favor of Samu[el] Carr for 199. D 68 C and for about 150. D.1 in favor of my grandson. I have moreover requested Capt Peyton to be on the lookout for the trusty Milton boats and to send me in the course of the seas[on] 7. tons of plaister. he is young & has more leisure, and I avail [myse]lf of his good dispositions therefore to relieve you from the [. . .] of these extra-offices, giving you that only of paying him their amount. I salute you with perfect esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (University Archives, Westport, Conn., 2002); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; hole in manuscript, edge damaged, and mutilated at seal; at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ.

On this day TJ recorded his drafts in favor of Samuel Carr “for 199.68.D. for corn & hay” and of his grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph for $157.56 for the “wages of last year” of Thompson Gooch, overseer at TJ’s Lego plantation (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 , 2:1339).

1Reworked from “ba.”

Index Entries

  • boats; transfer goods and people to and from Richmond search
  • Carr, Samuel (TJ’s nephew); TJ pays search
  • Colclaser, Daniel; as miller search
  • flour; transported to Richmond search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Gooch, Thompson; as overseer at Lego search
  • gypsum (plaster of paris); TJ orders search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; payments to T. J. Randolph search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells flour search
  • Johnson, William (boatman); transports flour to Richmond search
  • Lego (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); overseers at search
  • Milton, Va.; boats traveling to and from search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • overseers; at Lego search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and gypsum for TJ search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); TJ’s payments to search
  • Richmond, Va.; boats transfer goods and people to and from search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour shipped to search