Thomas Jefferson Papers

George S. Gibson (for Patrick Gibson) to Thomas Jefferson, 21 June 1820

From George S. Gibson (for Patrick Gibson)

Richmond 21st June 1820


I wrote you on the 10th Instt & have since received your favor of the 7th—finding it impracticable to remit to Philadelphia owing to the difficulty of obtaining dfts on the North I wrote to Mr Vaughan desiring him to draw which he informs me he has done for $444.—as directed.—Your dfts for $35.68 & $50 in favor of Joel Wolfe & Alex Hepburn have been paid—I have sold 13 Bbls Sfine flour of yours at $4⅛ & 5 fine at 3¾ I have one yet on hand which is condemned on account of the Bbl—Mr Craddock has sent down only 19 instead of 20 Bbls as he promised.—Mr Wm Hening has left with me, the 4th 5th & 6th Volumes of his Statutes, for you, you will please inform me, how I am to send them up to you.—Flour is selling at from $4 to 4⅛.

I am Yours Respectfully
Patrick Gibson
Pr George S Gibson

RC (DLC); entirely in George S. Gibson’s hand; endorsed by TJ as a letter from Patrick Gibson received 28 June 1820 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Bernard Peyton, 21 July 1820, on verso; addressed in a different clerk’s hand: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 23 June.

sfine: “superfine.”

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Craddock (Cradock), John (boatman); boats of transport goods search
  • flour; price of search
  • flour; sale of search
  • flour; transported to Richmond search
  • Gibson, George Sanderson; as clerk for P. Gibson search
  • Gibson, George Sanderson; letters from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and goods for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Hening, William Waller; The Statutes at Large search
  • Hepburn, Alexander; TJ pays search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • law; books on search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour shipped to search
  • The Statutes at Large (W. W. Hening); sent to TJ search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); and payments made for TJ search
  • Virginia; laws of search
  • Wolfe, Joel; TJ pays search