Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 24 September 1818

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 24th Septr 1818—


The last load of 50 barrels which I mention’d to you as having been exposed by Mr Randolph’s boatman to a very heavy shower of rain I had sold to Davenport & Allen at 8$ dft on Philada, but on shipping it one of the heads came out, and I discover’d that it was damaged, some others were then open’d on board and were equally injured, I offer’d the purchasers to make a deduction, but as they were purchasing on order they refused to take it, and most of the flour being then stowed away—I was compelled either to subject myself to considerable expence here, or allow it to go on to the person for whom it was purchased, to be sold on my accot—I adopted the latter deeming it more to your interest—I received this morning under blank cover your note to Thos J Randolph—

With much respect I am Your obt Servt

Patrick Gibson

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 28 Sept. 1818 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Dugald Stewart, 21 Dec. 1818, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre Monticello”; franked; postmarked (faint) Richmond, 2[4] Sept.

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States, Second, Richmond branch of; TJ’s loan from search
  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Davenport & Allen (Richmond firm) search
  • flour; price of 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
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from 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