Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 18 February 1818

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello Feb. 18. 18.

Dear Sir

Our late cold and snowy weather has prevented me for some days from riding as far as my mills, but I take for granted Johnson has now on board his boats, which are on their way down, about 100 Bar. of flour, which with a remnant of 20. or 30. Barrels still to go makes up the last years crop of this place of about 320. Barrels. from Bedford there will not be more than 30. Barrels, the fly having there left us little more than seed. messrs T. E. Randolph & Colclaser sent you, a few weeks ago a quarter’s rent of the Mill, 50. Barrels as they informed me. my tobo has sold with so little credit in Richmd for some years that at the earnest request of mr Yancey my manager in Bedford, I have permitted him to try it this year in the Lynchbg market where it’s quality is better known. there will be from 20. to 25,000. & I directed him to take notes payable to you & to remit them to you. I have not heard yet what he has done. I must ask the favor of you to remit for me to Joseph Millegan of Georgetown one hundred dollars, of which I advise him this day, and shall within a few days draw on you for about 800. Dollars. I put off my draughts as long as I can, to avoid pressing the sale of my flour, expecting a gradual rise always till April. accept the assurances of my friendship & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of portion of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ.

TJ estimated that his Poplar Forest tobacco crop would weigh from 20. to 25,000. pounds.

Index Entries

  • boats; transfer goods and people to and from Richmond search
  • Colclaser, Daniel; as miller search
  • flour; from Poplar Forest search
  • flour; price 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
  • Hessian fly search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; rent due TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells tobacco search
  • Johnson, William (boatman); transports flour to Richmond search
  • Lynchburg, Va.; tobacco shipped to search
  • Milligan, Joseph; TJ pays search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); flour 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 prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour shipped to search
  • Richmond, Va.; tobacco prices at search
  • Shadwell mills; flour from search
  • Shadwell mills; rent for search
  • tobacco; grown at Poplar Forest search
  • tobacco; price of in Richmond search
  • weather; cold search
  • weather; snow search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); as superintendent of Poplar Forest search