Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 15 November 1817

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello Nov. 15. 17.

Dear Sir

Johnson having called on me the morning he was loading and assuring me he should load two boats occasioned my letter of the 3d. I learnt afterwards that one of his boats got broke in two,1 which occasioned the disappointment. his boat is returned and is now at the mill and will take in a load for me tomorrow morning. I set out for Bedford in the morning to be absent 2. or 3. weeks. I salute you with friendship & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (ViHi: Thomas Jefferson correspondence with Patrick Gibson and George Jefferson); on verso of reused address cover of Noah Worcester to TJ, 22 Oct. 1817; at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ.

1Reworked from “broke into.”

Index Entries

  • boats; transfer goods and people to and from Richmond search
  • flour; transported to Richmond search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Johnson, William (boatman); transports flour to Richmond search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • Richmond, Va.; boats transfer goods and people to and from search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour shipped to search