Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 17 July 1821

From Patrick Gibson

Richmond 17th July 1821

Yours of the 18th May came to hand in due time, I replied to it a few days after & had a copy of your account made out; but found this morning to my surprize that owing to the negligence of my Clerk it had not been sent.1 Inclosed is a transcript of the Account balanced by $39.67 in your favor which is now subject to your order.—The Flour Market is at present brisk at $4 & I think when we consider the Shortness of the Crop of Wheat & the Injury it has sustained throughout the whole country we may fairly calculate that good flour will maintain this price, although from the large Supplies & limited demand in foreign Ports we cannot reasonably expect any considerable Rise.—I feel grateful to you for the Solicitude2 you express on account of my health; & am happy to inform you that I think myself now in a fair way of Recovery

I am Yours with Esteem & Respect

Patrick Gibson

RC (DLC); entirely in a clerk’s hand; with enclosure on verso; endorsed by TJ as received 24 July 1821. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Bernard Peyton, 9 Oct. 1822, on verso; addressed in same clerk’s hand: “Mr Thos Jefferson Monticello”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 19 July.

1Omitted period at right margin editorially supplied.

2Manuscript: “Solicittude.”

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  • Gibson, Patrick; account with TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; health of search
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  • wheat; as crop search