Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 29 July 1818

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello July 29. 18.

Dear Sir

I shall set out tomorrow for the meeting of the Commissioners on the subject of our University, at the Rockfish gap, and when our business there is finished I shall proceed to the Warm springs and probably not return hither till the last week in August. altho’ I have already overdrawn my funds in your hands, yet, as mentioned in mine of the 20th some neighborhood transactions oblige me to trespass on your indulgence. before my departure I must make one draught on you for 174. D 70 c and perhaps another for 63.60 D which will place me at ease until my resources begin to come in. this will be in September when I will take care to replace my over-draughts on you.

For fear of unexpected protraction of my absence I inclose you a renewal of my note in the bank of the US. which was not renewed on the l[ast?] occasion with the other two. I salute you with friendship & [respec]t.

Th: Jefferson

P.S. 2. boxes of wine are just arrived for me at Philadelphia, & will be forwarded to you. I will pray you to send them by Johnson’s boat.

PoC (MHi); on verso of a reused address cover to TJ in the hand of a representative of Gibson & Jefferson; damaged at seal; adjacent to signature: “Mr Patrick Gibson”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States, Second, Richmond branch of; TJ’s loan from search
  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s loan from Second Bank of U.S. search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Second Bank of U.S. search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Travels; to Warm Springs search
  • Johnson, Mr. (boatman); transports goods search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; commissioners’ meeting at Rockfish Gap search
  • Warm Springs (Bath Co.); TJ visits search
  • wine; sent to TJ search