Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 24 March 1820

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello Mar. 24. 20.


Your favor of the 16th is recieved informing me you had then on hand 370.D. for which I could draw. accordingly on

the 21st I drew on you  for 215.33  in favor of James Leitch, and on
the 22d for 150.  in favor of Joel Wolfe.

on the same day Johnson called on me for 56.67 for the carriage of the 90. barrels you had recieved & sold at the date of your letter and for 36.75 for the carriage of 63. Bar. in his boat & just starting. as you would recieve these with the orders for the two last sums, I gave them to him. Accept assurances of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of portion of a reused address cover to TJ franked by Alexander Smyth, with the other half reused for PoC of TJ to Thomas Cooper, 24 Mar. 1820; at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ.

TJ’s draft in favor of james leitch repaid several sums loaned to TJ or paid on his behalf between 25 Sept. and 16 Dec. 1819. That given to joel wolfe repaid a loan (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1358–9, 1362).

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • flour; transported to Richmond search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with J. Leitch search
  • Johnson, William (boatman); TJ pays search
  • Johnson, William (boatman); transports flour to Richmond search
  • Leitch, James; TJ pays search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Wolfe, Joel; TJ pays search