Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 21 June 1818

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello June 21. 18.

Dear Sir

I recieved last night your favor of [. . .] 15th. am sorry my awkwardness in business gives you so much trouble. I had supposed that the promisee of a note endorsing the note, authorised the holder to write over his signature an authority to recieve the money. I now correct the error by inclosing you a power of attorney from my grandson giving as fully as I know how to express it a power for the present and all subsequent renewalls and salute you with affectionate esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Francis Adrian Van der Kemp to TJ, 5 Apr. 1818; torn at seal; at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

my grandson: Thomas Jefferson Randolph.

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States, Second, Richmond branch of; TJ’s loan from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Second Bank of U.S. search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and TJ’s financial transactions search