Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 13 April 1818

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 13th Apl 1818—


I have received your favor of the 10th Inst inclosing a letter for Mr Vaughan and your dft on the US: bank for the proceeds of a note of $3000.—Colo Nicholas sent me a few days ago, your note for that sum in favor of Thos J. Randolph with a request that if not absolutely compelled, I would not offer it until his return say next week—I think it therefore adviseable to wait until that time knowing that at their last discount day about 150,000 $ of good paper was rejected, this will also afford you time to send me a proper check to draw the money which must be signed by Thos J: Randolph, as the note is drawn in his favor and of course goes to his credit let it also be for a specific sum say $2968.—the disct being $32.—If it were not defeating your intention I could obviate this difficulty by putting my name to it, of this you can inform me in time. I shall retain the letter to Mr V: until we know the result—Inclosed is A/Sales of 207 bls flour—with Copy of your a/currt to this date balanced by $514.26 in your favor the 40 bls: on hand are of Lynchburg crop—With much respect

I am Sir Your obt servt

Patrick Gibson

RC (MHi); with enclosures subjoined; addressed in a clerk’s hand: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Poplar Forest Care of Mr A Robertson Lynchburg”; stamp canceled; franked; postmarked Richmond, 13 Apr.; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Apr. 1818 and so recorded (as a letter from Gibson & Jefferson) in SJL. Dupl (MHi); in same hand as RC address cover, signed by Gibson; lacking enclosures; endorsed by TJ as a “Dupl.” Dupl (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Thomas Ritchie, 19 June 1818, on verso; addressed in same representative’s hand: “Thos Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 13 Apr.

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States, Second; TJ’s loan from search
  • flour; at Richmond search
  • flour; from Poplar Forest search
  • flour; sale of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; account with TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s loan from Second Bank of the United States search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); account with TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); flour sold for TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Second Bank of the United States search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells flour search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); and Second Bank of the United States search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); flour from search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and TJ’s financial transactions search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour shipped to search
  • Robertson, Archibald; agent for TJ search
  • Vaughan, John; makes payments for TJ search