Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 9 January 1821

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 9th Jany 1821—


Since I last wrote you on the 9th ulto I have received 62 bls: of your flour, which I have this day sold to Messrs Lucke & Sizer at 3⅜$, this is a better price than I was able to obtain on its arrival, and is indeed as high as is warranted by any foreign market—I am,

With much respect Your obt Servt

Patrick Gibson

RC (DLC); between dateline and salutation: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 Jan. 1821 and so recorded in SJL; with calculations by TJ at foot of text regarding the payment of a portion of his debt to Gibson through the sale of the above flour (see Gibson to TJ, 12 Sept. 1820):

“3. 375
6. 750
202  50
209. 25
262. 72
53. 47
3 discts of 60  180.

Index Entries

  • flour; price of search
  • flour; sale of search
  • Gibson, Patrick; account with TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s flour search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells flour search
  • Lucke & Sizer (Richmond firm); buys TJ’s flour search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour prices at search