Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Wilson Cary Nicholas, 14 May 1819

To Wilson Cary Nicholas

Monticello May 14. 19.

I thank you, Dear Sir, for your kind aid in my little money embarrasments. I found, on recieving mr Gibson’s account that there were articles of debet not known to me to the amount of about 1000.D. more than I had proposed to provide for by my note for 2000.D. which render it necessary to enlarge it that much: and I avail myself with thankfulness of the kind offer of your name on the inclosed note for the farmer’s bank; which if you can procure to be discounted there you will oblige me; and I will request you to have the proceeds paid over to mr Gibson, and to drop me a line when done. your friends here are all well. Jefferson will remove to Tufton in about 10 days or a fortnight, to an unfinished house which will be a very comfortable one when done. ever & affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

RC (ViU: TJP); at foot of text: “Mr Nicholas.” PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Nathaniel Bowditch to TJ, 4 Nov. 1818; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

jefferson: Thomas Jefferson Randolph.

Index Entries

  • Farmers’ Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; account with TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s loan from Farmers’ Bank of Virginia search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business and Financial Affairs; loan from Farmers’ Bank of Virginia search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); and TJ’s bank loans search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); family of search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); letters to search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); resides at Tufton search
  • Tufton (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); T. J. Randolph resides at search