Thomas Jefferson Papers

John G. Robert (for Patrick Gibson) to Thomas Jefferson, 16 August 1819

From John G. Robert (for Patrick Gibson)

Richmond 16 august 1819.


I received your letter of the 11th inst last night & hasten to reply to it—tho’ I regret to say in not so satisfactory a manner as I could wish—At the time of Col Nicholas’ failure I knew you were indorser on some notes of his & should have informed you of his being protested, but doubted not Col N would (as he has done) write you himself—I this morning called at his house & there learnt he had left town on Friday last for his farm, having given up the house he occupied in town & sent in his resignation to the Bank—he has not been out since his misfortune except to leave town—I have spoken to Heron Sinton & Co (who are situated similarly to yourself in this business) they have not seen the deed: tho’ they have no doubt you are secured as all his Creditors are—

I am glad to say the note of yours which I had temporarily indorsed, was Exchanged for your note and Col N’s indorsation, the day col N, was protested—having been received just in time—

Very respectfully I am Your
Patrick Gibson
r Jno G. Robert

The writer of the annexed letter informs Mr J— that Mr Gibson is absent at present in Frederick attending a sale of the late Mr Mutters Estate (of which he is Exor) he will return in the course of a week when he will write Mr J— more fully—A copy of this is sent to Monticello—

Dupl (MHi); entirely in Robert’s hand; at head of text: “(Copy)”; at foot of first page: “T.O.” (“turn over”) for postscript on verso; endorsed by TJ as a letter from Gibson received 21 Aug. 1819 and so recorded in SJL. Dupl (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Edmund Bacon, 29 Nov. 1820, on verso; addressed by Robert: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 16 Aug.

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States, Second, Richmond branch of; Richmond branch of (subentry to be split apart as time permits) search
  • Farmers’ Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s loan from Farmers’ Bank of Virginia search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and W. C. Nicholas’s debts search
  • Gibson, Patrick; as executor search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Heron, Sinton & Company (Richmond firm); and W. C. Nicholas’s debts search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business and Financial Affairs; endorses notes for W. C. Nicholas search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business and Financial Affairs; loan from Farmers’ Bank of Virginia search
  • Mutter, John search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); and Second Bank of U.S. search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); and TJ’s bank loans search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); finances of search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); TJ endorses notes for search
  • Robert, John Gibson; clerk for Gibson & Jefferson search
  • Robert, John Gibson; letters from search