Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 17 September 1818

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 17th Septr 1818


I received this morning under blank Cover your note to Thos J. Randolph, on which I observe you have, I presume inadvertently, written a special indorsation, making it payable to me, which renders it necessary that I should put my name to it, or erase the indorsation, in which case I presume the Bank would not receive it—and as the addition of my name would be of no service to it, you will be pleased to send me another. I have received 100 bls of your flour, the 50 by Johnson have been inspected and made 44 Srf & 6 fine, 4 of these are light 2. 3℔s ea & 2. 2℔s ea, the expences and fines will be hereafter transmitted, the 50 by T. E R’s boat were put out at the upper-end of the Basin, and exposed to an excessive rain, the boatman saying that he had no directions to whom to deliver the flour and supposed it was for Mr Peyton, I cannot yet say what injury has been sustained—I have ingaged to deliver 50 bls. of the Srfine at 8½$1 to Jabez Parker for his note at 60d/. which I shall indeavour to have discounted—not more than 8$ can be obtained in Cash—Johnson has got the 11 boxes Wine and Maccaroni—I have paid Wm Johnson 5/. pr barl for carriage which he says is the price agreed upon at this time—

With great respect & esteem I am

Your obt Servt

Patrick Gibson

RC (MHi); at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 19 Sept. 1818 and so recorded in SJL.

srf: “superfine.” t. e r’s boat: Thomas Eston Randolph’s boat.

1Preceding two words interlined.

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States, Second, Richmond branch of; TJ’s loan from search
  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • flour; price of search
  • food; macaroni search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour 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 Second Bank of U.S. search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; Promissory Note to Thomas Jefferson Randolph search
  • Johnson, William (boatman); transports flour to Richmond search
  • macaroni; sent to TJ search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Parker, Jabez; purchases TJ’s flour search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and TJ’s flour search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); boats of, transfer goods search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); TJ’s promissory note to search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • weather; effect on shipping search
  • weather; rain search
  • wine; sent to TJ search