Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 6 September 1820

To Patrick Gibson

Monticello Sep. 6. 20.

Dear Sir

I set out for Poplar forest tomorrow to be back [on the] 24th and think it safe to send you my note for the Virginia bank lest it should be wanting. the others endorsed by my grandson go to Capt Peyton his agent. I shall recieve a sum of money, in Bedford which I am told is in hand for me and ready of which I [s]hall take care to remit you what will cover my discounts, and besides that I leave orders if there should come a rain making the river boatable to send off some flour. I do not certainly know the day of renewal, but I believe it is in October. I salute you with affectionate esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of a reused address cover from Alexander Garrett to TJ; two words faint and a third partially obscured by TJ’s enhancement; at foot of text: “Mr Gibson”; endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL with additional notation: “notes of renewal.” Enclosure not found.

A missing letter of 13 Sept. 1820 from TJ to his grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph is recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); TJ’s loan from 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
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; as T. J. Randolph’s agent search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); endorses bank notes search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); letters to accounted for search
  • Rivanna River; water level of search
  • weather; effect on shipping search
  • weather; rain search