Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Gibbon to Thomas Jefferson, 21 April 1821

From James Gibbon

Richmond Apl 21. 1821 Saturday

Dear Sir

Having only this morning1 returnd from the City of Washington, I found yr letter of the 12t Inst covering2 a bill of loading for three boxes of wine, which have came safe to hand & will be forwarded by Capt Peyton on monday—

my suffering only publick letters to be open’d by my Clerks in my absence will be a sufficient3 excuse for my not attending to yr commands promptly—

I beg you to be assur’d, that I shall at all times take pleasure in executing your commands—at the same time of the perfect

respect & esteem of Dr Sir Yo Mo Ob.

J Gibbon

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 6 May 1821 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Lafayette, 10 June 1821, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqe Monte Cello Albermarle Cty Virga”; franked; postmarked.

1Manuscript: “moring.”

2Manuscript: “coving.”

3Manuscript: “sufficent.”

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