Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 20 April 1818

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 20th April 1818


I had dated and prepared to put in your note on Wednesday the 22nd but by the advice of Coll Nicholas did not offer it until yesterday, when it was discounted, I cannot however make use of the proceeds, not having yet received the necessary check from Mr T. J. Randolph, it will fall due on the 21/24th June.1 Our flour market continues to decline, the present prices are 8¼2 $ Cash 8½ $, 60d/.—Tobacco 11 to 15$—With much respect I am

Your obt Servt

Patrick Gibson

RC (MHi); at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 9 May 1818 and so recorded in SJL.

1Omitted period at right margin editorially supplied.

2Reworked from “8½.”

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States, Second; TJ’s loan from search
  • flour; at Richmond search
  • flour; price of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s loan from Second Bank of the United States search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s tobacco search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Second Bank of the United States search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); and Second Bank of the United States search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and TJ’s financial transactions search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; tobacco prices at search
  • tobacco; price of in Richmond search