Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 14 September 1818

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 14th Septr 1818—


I am truly concern’d to find from your letter of the 10th Inst that your health has suffer’d so severely from the use of the waters—I trust however that the painful effects produced will be but of short duration and that they will prove ultimately beneficial to you—The 50 bls: flour sent down I sold at $9½ and am sorry more was not sent at that time, even at an extra expence of carriage, as I cannot now obtain within $1¼ of that price, this I foresaw and inform’d Mr T. J Randolph of it—it must still be lower as the Miller’s here are willing to contract for the delivery of it in Novr at a reduced price—Your note to T. J Randolph I have renewed for the original amount, and shall probably be able to do the same with the one due in a few days, by curtailing my own, which will make no difference to me—Coll Burton who was here very lately has at length discover’d that the Cask of Scuppernon Wine, which he had supposed, had long since reach’d, was by some mistake sent to a Mr Thweats, I presume he has directed it to be forwarded to me—The 2 Cases Tuscan Wine as also the 9 Cases Wine from Alexa and basket of Maccaroni have arrived and shall be forwarded by Johnson—

With much respect and esteem I am

Sir Your’s

Patrick Gibson

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 18 Sept. 1818 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Louis H. Girardin, 26 Dec. 1818, on verso; addressed in a clerk’s hand: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 14 Sept.

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States, Second, Richmond branch of; TJ’s loan from search
  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Burton, Hutchins Gordon; and wine for TJ search
  • flour; price of search
  • flour; shipment of search
  • food; macaroni search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s loan from Second Bank of U.S. search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Second Bank of U.S. search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Health; staphylococcus infection search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Travels; to Warm Springs search
  • Johnson, Mr. (boatman); transports goods search
  • macaroni; sent to TJ search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle 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.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Rivanna River; boats on search
  • Rivanna River; water level of search
  • scuppernong (wine) search
  • staphylococcus; TJ infected with search
  • Thweatt, Richard Noble; and wine for TJ search
  • Tuscany, Italy; wine from search
  • Warm Springs (Bath Co.); TJ visits search
  • wine; of Tuscany search
  • wine; scuppernong search