Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Wilson Cary Nicholas, 28 July 1819

To Wilson Cary Nicholas

Poplar Forest July 28. 19.

Dear Sir

I learnt yesterday from mr Gibson, with extreme regret that I had inadvertently let slip over the day of renewing my note in the farmer’s bank. how I became guilty of this inattention I cannot say, except from the pressure & hurry of business for many days on winding up at Monticello,1 my journey to this place, and opening shop again here. I now inclose a note for renewal to mr Gibson, under apprehension you may be absent, from Richmond, & will certainly take care that this shall never happen again. I salute you with affectionate friendship and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of a reused address cover from James Leitch to TJ; at foot of text: “W. C. Nicholas esq.”; endorsed by TJ.

1Preceding two words interlined in place of “there.”

Index Entries

  • Farmers’ Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from 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); letters to search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search