Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Ligon (for Patrick Gibson) to Thomas Jefferson, 16 December 1817

From James Ligon (for Patrick Gibson)

16 Decr 1817


I send you by mr Gilmore 5 Boxes & four Bales or Baskets which have just been recd from Norfolk which I wish safe to hand—the Bale of Cotton you wrote for some time ago, was not then nor is not now to be obtained here—Except some of very inferior quality which I suppose will not answer you—

very respectfully Yr obt servt
P Gibson
⅌ J Ligon

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); entirely in Ligon’s hand; dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello by M Gilmore”; endorsed by TJ as a letter from Gibson & Jefferson received 5 Jan. 1818 from Richmond and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • cotton; TJ orders search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and goods for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and shipments to TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Gilmore, Joseph; Milton boatman search
  • Ligon, James; as clerk for Gibson & Jefferson search
  • Ligon, James; letters from search