Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 9 April 1820

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello Apr. 9. 20.

Dear Sir

I this morning recieve your favor of the 6th inst. informing me of the omission of the curtailment of 80.D. in your account of Mar. 30. and leaving in your hands a balance of 57.D. only, instead of 137.75 to which I pay due attention. about a week ago Johnson set out with 30. barrels of flour, which you probably recieve [ab]out this time. when recieved I will ask the favor of you to remit to Messrs Leroy & Bayard of N.Y.1 125.D. on my account.   the same curtailment having rendered a reduced note necessary for the bank of Virginia I inclose you one for 1450.D.

I have a millrent of 50. Barrels of flour quarterly & quarterly payable. being a rent in kind instead of cash, it is punctually paid [o]n the 1st days of Jan. April, July, and Octob. and will be in your hands generally on those days. I set these apart from any other calls except discounts and curtailments and shall consider their surplusses only in making draughts for other purposes. I salute you with consta[nt] friendship and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of David Gelston to TJ, 14 Feb. 1820; torn at seal, with two words rewritten by TJ; three words faint; at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

1Preceding two words interlined.

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from search
  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • flour; as rent search
  • Gibson, Patrick; account with TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan from Bank of Virginia search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; rent due TJ search
  • Johnson, William (boatman); transports flour to Richmond search
  • LeRoy, Bayard & Company (New York firm); and TJ’s debt to N. & J. & R. van Staphorst search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • N. & J. & R. van Staphorst; TJ’s debt to search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Shadwell mills; rent for search