Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 18 September 1819

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello Sep. 18. 19.

Dear Sir

I wrote you on the 10th from Poplar Forest, and on my arrival here my first attentions are to the state of my notes in bank. I find that on the 28th of July I forwarded the last to you, and now therefore inclose one for 1700.D. for the bank of Virginia and of 2250.D. for that of the US. if I mistake the sums there is still time to correct them. I inclose also the one for 3000.D. in the bank of the US. endorsed by1 my grandson.

I have recently had full explanations of my situation with respect to my endorsement for Colo Nicholas, and I have reason to believe from your friendship that it will give you pleasure to learn that it is fully proved to me to [be] in his power to save me, and that too by an act of perfect justice, and that I have his most solemn assurances that I shall never be called on even to advance a single dollar.   I expected a package of Maccaroni Etc from Philadelphia, & a case of wine from Alexandria and presume the respective Collectors have called on you for the duties, and forwarded to you the articles. are they arrived?

Your’s respectfully & affectionately

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); one word faint; at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ; with part of an unrelated drawing on verso, possibly by TJ and probably related to the drawing on PoC of TJ to Bernard Peyton, 18 Sept. 1819. Enclosures not found.

my grandson: Thomas Jefferson Randolph.

1Word interlined in place of “for.”

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
  • food; macaroni search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and goods for TJ 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
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; endorses notes for W. C. Nicholas 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
  • macaroni; sent to TJ search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); TJ endorses notes for search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ returns from search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and TJ’s financial transactions search
  • wine; sent to TJ search