Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 8 October 1819

To Patrick Gibson

[Mo]ntic[ell]o Oct. 8. 19.

[Dear] Sir

Your favor of the 1st is recieved the last night & I no[w] return you the note corrected to 1530.D. as you advised. the balance of my account is greater than I was aware, at which I am the more concerned as our river is so extremely low as not to float an empty boat in many parts.1 it will require one or two plentiful rains to enable us to send flour down of which there is much ready in the mill waiting for a tide to go off. be so good as to pay mr Ritchie’s bill of 3.50 for Laporte’s advertisement [and ac]cept assurances of great esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; several words faint; at foot of text (faint): “[Mr] Gibson”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

Gibson’s favor of the 1st, not found, is recorded in SJL as received 6 Oct. 1819 from Richmond. For laporte’s advertisement, see enclosure to TJ to Thomas Ritchie, 11 June 1819.

1Reworked from “in any part.”

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • Charlottesville Academy; advertisement for search
  • Gibson, Patrick; account with TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from accounted for search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Advertisements for Peter Laporte’s Boardinghouse and Gerard E. Stack’s Charlottesville Academy search
  • Laporte’s boardinghouse (Charlottesville); advertisement for search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Richmond Enquirer (newspaper); advertises P. Laporte’s boardinghouse and G. E. Stack’s Charlottesville Academy search
  • Ritchie, Thomas; as editor ofRichmond Enquirer search
  • Rivanna River; water level of search
  • Shadwell mills; flour from search
  • weather; drought search