Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 14 April 1820

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello Apr. 14. 20.

Dear Sir

The 30. barrels of flour which in mine of the 9th I informed you that Johnson had taken off for me, he deposited at Columbia, returned here and took on board the balance for a full load, of which 6. more barrels were for me. he left this about a week ago to proceed to Richmond with the who[le] where he will have delivered you 36. barrels for me.

these with the 57.D. on hand, besides paying the 125.D. to messrs Leroy & Bayard will, I presume authorize me to draw for 75.D. more, which I should not do till Johnson’s return & production of the actual reciept, but that I set out for Be[dford]1 in 2. or 3. days & shall need that sum for my journey[.] this draught therefore I must make before my departure. Accept the assurance of my friendship & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of William H. Crawford to TJ, 12 Feb. 1820; edge trimmed; at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ.

1Word trimmed and faint.

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Columbia (Fluvanna Co.) search
  • Gibson, Patrick; account with TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters to 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
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search