Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 9 December 1818

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello Dec. 9. 18.

Dear Sir

The first mail after the reciept of your favor of the 3d instant, carries the present with the blank notes for renewal.   Mr Yancey assured me he would have my Bedford flour down in all November; which I hope he has effected.   I drew on you on the 7th inst. in favor of Th: J. Randolph for 201.D. and on the 8th in favor of James Leitch for 280.D. a few other neighborhood debts will be coming on me in the course of the month amounting to 2. or 300.D. more. I salute you with friendship & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Thomas Cooper to TJ, 21 Aug. 1818; at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 10 Dec. 1818 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures not found.

The $201 draft that TJ gave to Thomas Jefferson randolph reimbursed him for wages paid to Thompson Gooch, the overseer at Lego. The draft for James leitch covered repayment for a cash loan as well as $50 to the carpenter Larkin Powers, $20 to Frank Carr to cover TJ’s annual “subscription” to an Episcopal minister, and $81 to William Stewardson for stonework at TJ’s mill (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1348, 1349).

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
  • Episcopalians; TJ subscribes for minister search
  • flour; from Poplar Forest search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour 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 to search
  • Gooch, Thompson; as overseer at Lego 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
  • Lego (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); overseers at search
  • Leitch, James; TJ pays search
  • overseers; at Lego search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); flour from search
  • Powers, Larkin; as carpenter for TJ search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); TJ’s payments to search
  • religion; TJ subscribes for minister search
  • Shadwell mills; builders at search
  • Stewardson, William; as stonemason search
  • subscriptions, nonpublication; for minister search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); as superintendent of Poplar Forest search